Garman still on disabled list, weighing future options

Sports Editor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Brian Garman is still on the disabled list and currently weighing his options for the near future.

Garman, a Wapakoneta native, is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Garman was placed on the 7-day disabled list June 24.

To find out if he could be cleared to return to action, Garman said he attempted to throw for the first time since his injury Monday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. But the throwing session did not go well, he said.

“I felt good entering Monday,” Garman said. “I was pretty optimistic, but it ended up being far worse. It’s a setback.”

Garman then underwent an MRI on Tuesday and is awaiting the results of that test.

In terms of his diagnosis, Garman said doctors are looking at potential injuries such as a torn labrum, a torn rotator cuff and biceps tendinitis.

Garman has two options as far as the rest of his season goes, he said.

Depending on the nature of the MRI results, he could take a cortisone shot and attempt to pitch more this season.

Otherwise, Garman will shut himself down and begin therapy.

Garman played collegiately at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted by MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers in the 2010 draft.

He has been with the Stars for parts of two seasons.

This season Garman has a 1-0 record with a 4.25 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched, with 22 strikeouts and 10 walks.