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Garcia's short Phillies career could be over early

Updated: June 12, 2007, 10:01 PM ET
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Getting Freddy Garcia looked like a steal, but now the Phillies might be left empty-handed.

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The injured right-hander will see renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday for a second opinion on his ailing shoulder. An MRI exam on Monday showed fraying in Garcia's rotator cuff and a problem in the labrum.

The 31-year-old Garcia said surgery is a "last resort," and he hasn't ruled out returning to the mound this season.

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