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Garcia feeling better

Feb 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

VIERA, Fla. — Christian Garcia was back in the Nationals clubhouse this afternoon, 24 hours after the right-hander had to leave camp to have both his forearm and stomach tested by a doctor.

Garcia hasn't received final word on an MRI taken on his forearm, but he did get encouraging news on his stomach ailment: It's not appendicitis, a significant relief to the pitcher.

"I was thinking it could be, because I'd never felt anything like it," he said. "So it's definitely a relief it's not that. Because I would have had to miss a lot of time if it was that."

Garcia said his stomach felt much better today. So did his arm, though he did not participate in the morning workout after complaining of tightness in the area between his wrist and forearm yesterday, preventing him from throwing a scheduled sessionRead more ยป

  1. MicheleS - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Feel better kid.

  2. SonnyG10 - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Regular MRI or enhanced MRI? Hope it turns out to be very minor.

  3. Ghost Of Steve M. - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Yah, no kidding, feel better!

  4. Tcostant - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Is Romos really not going to catch before May?From above in case changed: "–Wilson Ramos has been participating in full with his fellow catchers during workouts and will serve as the Nationals' designated hitter Sunday against the Marlins. Johnson said he plans to use Ramos as his DH every other day through the first week of Grapefruit League play, eventually giving him a chance to catch for the first time since tearing his ACL in May."

  5. SonnyG10 - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    No, it was last May when he tore his ACL.

  6. NatsLady - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Have received e-mails from Nats regarding single ticket sales, but I don't know exactly what dates my partial season ticket plan covers. Has anyone received their info yet? Thanks.

  7. Tcostant - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Sonny – thanks.NatsLady – Sign into "My Nationals Tickets" (http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/ticketing/mytickets.jsp) and you will be able to see what games you have. They are out there.

  8. NatsLady - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    P.S., all I can say is I am loving all the reports from Florida!!! Thanks to Mark and all the beats, and whatever national reporters are hanging there. Seemed like it was a century waiting for Pitchers and Catchers to report! Now I'm having trouble keeping up with all the news…. just loving it.

  9. NatsLady - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Thanks, Tcostant, I'll try that.

  10. SonnyG10 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    NatsLady said…P.S., all I can say is I am loving all the reports from Florida!!! Thanks to Mark and all the beats, and whatever national reporters are hanging there. Seemed like it was a century waiting for Pitchers and Catchers to report! Now I'm having trouble keeping up with all the news…. just loving it.February 21, 2013 2:56 PMDitto, NatsLady. I also want to thank NatsJack, djinFl, and any other NI poster providing eye witness reports and pictures fron Training Camp.

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