MLB injury updates: Matt Garza, David Ortiz, Logan Morrison, Lorenzo Cain

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The latest dirt on bumps and bruises around the league.

Here's the latest news on the injury front:

  • Cubs right-hander Matt Garza threw a bullpen session Monday for the first time since going down with an elbow injury in late July, per Bruce Levine of ESPN. Garza threw 30 pitches for the peanut gallery of GM Jed Hoyer and pitching coach Chris Bosio, and reported no complications after the workout. Bosio said that Garza is ahead of where he was physically at this point last spring, and that he should be ready to go when spring training starts, barring any setbacks.
  • Red Sox GM Ben Cherington fully expects David Ortiz to be in the lineup Opening Day, per Evan Drellich of MLB.com. The veteran slugger -- who is battling back from an Achilles tendon injury -- may start camp at a slower pace, but he should be at full tilt by the time April rolls around.
  • The only bit of bad news on this edition of injury news... Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison continues to have problems with his surgically-repaired right knee and will not be running at full speed when camp opens next week, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. He may be cleared to "pick up the pace" by the end of February, but there is a chance he won't be ready to go by Opening Day.
  • Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain missed a large portion of the 2012 season due to a strained groin and torn hip flexor, but is "feeling 10 times better" this winter and is "ready to go" this season, according to Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star.
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