Freddy Garcia showed the media the finger, the one he cut at home about five days ago. He wouldn’t give the full details on how it happened. But there was a small cut just to the right of the nail on his right index finger. It didn’t look too bad from what I could see, although he reiterated that it had an effect Saturday on his ability to throw his splitter and that’s why he had to be skipped today.
“It feels really good today,” Garcia said.
“A couple of days probably,” he added about the healing process.
Both he and Joe Girardi are hoping he can pitch during the four-game series in Minnesota that starts Thursday night.
Still no makeup date announced for today’s game. Girardi said it will probably be part of a doubleheader when the Rays come back Sept. 20-22.
Girardi said he would push his rotation back a day because of the rainout, so today’s scheduled starter, A.J. Burnett, will open the Kansas City series tomorrow night.