Ailing LHP Garcia removed from Cardinals' roster

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WASHINGTON (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals left-handed starter Jaime Garcia has been removed from the team's playoff roster due to a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
     
Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Garcia will be replaced on the NL division series roster by rookie right-hander Shelby Miller.
     
Garcia pitched only two innings in the Cardinals' 12-4 victory Monday in St. Louis before leaving with a shoulder problem. An MRI exam diagnosed the injury, and he was scheduled to get a second opinion later Tuesday.
     
Garcia also missed two months this season with shoulder fatigue before returning in mid-August.
     
Miller appeared in six games this season, pitching 13 2-3 innings with a 1.32 ERA.
     
Game 3 is Wednesday in Washington.
 
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