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Pirates Give Health Updates on Jarlin Garcia & Termarr Johnson

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Pittsburgh Pirates first-round draft selection Termarr Johnson waits his turn in the batting cage after signing his contract with the team, before the Pirates' baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 29, 2022.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Pittsburgh Pirates director of sports medicine, Todd Tomczyk, has updated the media on the health of left-handed pitcher Jarlin Garcia and 2022 first-round pick Termarr Jonson.

It is being reported that Garcia’s elbow and shoulder are coming along adequately, but he has yet to grip a baseball. There has yet to be an exact reason or diagnosis for Garcia’s ailment, but it is expected to be weeks before he throws a baseball again.

Garcia’s injury seems to be a more long-term ailment than a short one. This would now open up a big opportunity for the countless other lefties the Pirates decided to bring into camp.

For Johnson, Tomczyk and the Pirates announced that it would be a minimum of six weeks from Johnson’s original injury date before he is good to go.

Johnson injured his right hamstring on Feb. 21 while doing some infield work. Doing some basic day counting, it would appear that Johnson could be back early to mid-April if everything goes smoothly and there are no hiccups upon re-evaluation.

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