Cubs will place Garza on DL

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Cubs will place Garza on DL

LOS ANGELES Matt Garzas right elbow didnt respond the way the Cubs hoped, so he will be heading back to Chicago for further evaluation.

Garzas plans to start Tuesday night in San Diego You better effin believe it, dude have been scrapped and he will wind up on the disabled list.

Garza felt stiff on Sunday after throwing two side sessions this weekend at Dodger Stadium. He hasnt pitched in a game since July 21, when he experienced triceps cramping. An MRI on his elbow revealed traces of fluid, but was otherwise said to be clean.

Nothing major, but hes not going to be able to go on Tuesday, manager Dale Sveum said. Were going to back him off and send him home to see the doctor and just be a little more cautionary.

The Cubs will evaluate their options for a spot starter on the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego. Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin and Casey Coleman each started this weekend for Triple-A Iowa, making it a difficult turnaround.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.