Feeling better, Garza on track to make next start

Feeling better, Garza on track to make next start

ST. LOUIS -- Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, pulled from Saturday's game after three innings because of cramping in his elbow, said Sunday his right arm felt better and he expected to make his next start.

"He did seem to come in with a lot better frame of mind and optimistic that he won't have to be on the [disabled list] and could hopefully make his next start," manager Dale Sveum said Sunday.

The Cubs have an off-day Thursday and could skip Garza or alter the rotation to give him more time.

"Talking to him, it doesn't seem real concerning at this point," Sveum said.

Garza didn't sound too concerned.

"I think it's a cramp that's stiff today," Garza said. "I had better movement today than yesterday, so that's a positive."