"Today, it looked like a good report," manager Mike Matheny said prior to Thursday night's series finale. "The trainers had him in the weight room just doing some light work on his legs, so that's a good sign. So we'll just continue to watch him day-by-day."
Garcia (3-3, 1.69 ERA) allowed just one run in seven innings on Wednesday in earning the victory. However, he sustained the cramp while scoring from second base on Matt Carpenter's single and was forced to exit the contest.
After the game, Garcia said he expected to be ready for his next start, which is set for Tuesday against the White Sox at Busch Stadium following an off-day. Matheny said that's still the plan, but the Cardinals will continue to monitor the situation.
"Whenever there's a cramp going on, it's obviously a signal that something wasn't quite right," he said. "So we'll back off like we did as soon as we found out about it. We'll just kind of watch and see how his body responds.