Matt Garza (elbow) said Thursday that he is hopeful of returning this season.
“I fought so long with them, ‘I’ll be able to come back, I’ll be able to come back,’” said Garza, who was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his elbow this week. “They just said they’ve had enough and let’s see what else is in there. It’s nothing bad. Doc just said a little rest and let’s get it over with.” While Garza is optimistic about playing again this season, it will be tough to map out a timetable for his return until he begins a throwing program.