MRI reveals tear; Garman still rehabbing

Sports Editor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — MRI results will keep Brian Garman shelved indefinitely, as the testing revealed a slight tear in his labrum.

The Wapakoneta native has been on the disabled list since June 24. He is a relief pitcher for the Double-A Huntsville (Ala.) Stars in minor league baseball, an affiliate of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.

“My doctors said the slight labrum tear is not consistent with a pitcher’s injury and that it’s probably an injury from football,” Garman said. “The doctors said they don’t even think (the tear) is the cause of my pain.”

Garman said his doctors feel his injury could an impingement or tendinitis, injuries he has previously suffered.

The 24-year-old will continue rehabilitating the injured area in Alabama, saying he is not sure how much longer the injury will keep him out of action.

“There is a chance I go to Arizona and rehab,” Garman said, talking about the Brewers’ spring training facility in Phoenix, Ariz. “We’re kind of waiting to hear word on that.”

First, Garman said he might return to Wapakoneta early next week during his team’s All-Star break.

Garman attended the University of Cincinnati for baseball and was drafted in the 17th round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Brewers. He is a Wapakoneta High School graduate.