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MLB: Texas Rangers Acquire RHP Matt Garza from Chicago Cubs
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MLB: Texas Rangers Acquire RHP Matt Garza from Chicago Cubs

Jul 22 2013, 10:59pm CDT | by

The Texas Rangers acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for several minor-league prospects and one or two more players to be named later.

Matt Garza will now pitch for the Texas Rangers.  According to Evan Grant of the Dallas News, Garza will be added to the Rangers' starting rotation. In return, the Rangers are sending third baseman...

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MLB: Texas Rangers Acquire RHP Matt Garza from Chicago Cubs

Jul 22 2013, 10:59pm CDT | by

The Texas Rangers acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for several minor-league prospects and one or two more players to be named later.

Matt Garza will now pitch for the Texas Rangers

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas News, Garza will be added to the Rangers' starting rotation. In return, the Rangers are sending third baseman Mike Olt, pitcher C.J. Edwards, pitcher Justin Grimm and a player to be named later. 

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirms one or two more players could be added to complete the deal, per the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan. 

"It could be one, it could be two. Depending on who's selected. That's why both teams announced it (differently), to make the two teams look a little better. We announced one. They announced two. It could be either way, depending on Door A or Door B."

Daniels marveled at Garza's talent and him being the best pitcher on the market. 

"He's an extremely talented pitcher. He's had success in the toughest divisions and the biggest stages. He was throwing the ball as well as anybody right now. He has a power repertoire, who is something that's a little different from what we've got. And he was available. 

"He was in our opinion the best guy on the market, and we wanted to go out and make a push to get him."

Garza's postseason experience and his successful track record in the American League from 2006-2010 with the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays should help the Rangers. 

Sullivan emphasizes the Chicago Cubs "had no choice but to deal Garza" who was to become a free agent at season's end and was not considered to be signable by the team

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer liked the depth they acquired in the form of Olt, Edwards and Grimm. Old and Grimm are headed for Triple-A Iowa while Edwards will go to Class A Daytona. 

Grant adds Garza could pitch either on Tuesday or Wednesday for Texas. This would allow him to be on his normal schedule while giving Alexi Ogando and Derek Holland an extra day to rest.  

An ESPN report dated July 22 says Garza, who has a career 63-62 record with a 3.80 ERA, is likely to start on Wednesday night against the New York Yankees. 

 
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Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-promising season. The Brewers were 16 games over .500 and in first place on ...
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5 weeks ago

Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-promising season. The Brewers were 16 games over .500 and in fi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-p ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-promising season. The Brewers were 16 games over .500 and in first place on Aug. 19, before ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-promising season. The Brewers were 16 games over .500 and in first place on Aug ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Brewers’ Garza scratched from start with stiffness

Sep 25 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Matt Garza has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Friday night against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder stiffness. The move was announced after Milwaukee’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. The loss eliminated the Brewers from the National League playoff race. Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-8) will start the opener of the three-game series with the Cubs to wrap up a once-promising season. The Brewers were 16 games over .500 and ...
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5 weeks ago

Brewers beat Pirates, tighten NL wild-card race

Sep 20 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot. The Brewers overcame the ejection of starting pitcher Matt Garza and pulled within 3 1/2 games of the Pirates, winning for just the second time in their last 13 road games. Pittsburgh had won five in a row. Zach Duke (5-1), a former All-Star with the Pir ...
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5 weeks ago

Brewers beat Pirates, tighten NL wild-card race

Sep 20 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot. The Brewers overcame the ejection of starting pitcher Matt Garza and pulled within 3 1/2 games of the Pirates, winning for just the second time in their last 13 road games. Pittsburgh had won five in a row. Zach Duke (5-1), a former All-Sta ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Schafer's sac fly in ninth helps Crew gain on Bucs

Sep 20 2014 9:52pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Starting pitcher Matt Garza and manager Ron Roenicke weren't around to see the Brewers break their cycle of late-inning letdowns with a 1-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday night. They were back in the clubhouse after being ejected when Logan Schafer gave the Brewers a lead in the ninth with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly. With seven games to play, the Brewers pulled back to 3 1/2 games behind ...
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