First things first, feel free to call him Chris or Christian. He answers to both and doesn’t mind either, though he does introduce himself as Christian.
As for his elbow, Garcia said it tightened up the other day after he threw, not while he was throwing. To be on the safe side, the Yankees had him take yesterday off, and he played catch again this afternoon. Garcia plans to throw a bullpen tomorrow.
So far, this seems to be a minor scare for a pitcher who has gone through more than his share of injury problems.
“Everything feels great,” he said. “I just have to make sure it stays that way.”