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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 pile on runs to back Garza's solid effort

Jul 24 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Garza didn't just avoid the sort of first-inning mess that befell him five days earlier, he allowed only one run in eight innings and was rewarded with an avalanche of runs as the Brewers roll ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Game Recap: Brewers 9 – Mets 1

Jul 24 2014 9:51pm CDT | Source: mets blog

New York Mets v Milwaukee Brewers
Result: The Brewers routed the Mets, 9-1, in their series opener on Thursday at Miller Park.   Need to Know: Dillon Gee struggled for his second straight outing, surrendering six runs and six hits in five innings. Jonathan Lucroy’s first-inning home run was the first of three Milwaukee dingers, and the Brewers broke the game open with four runs in the second inning. Lucas Duda drove in the Mets’ lone run with a seventh-inning home run. Game Ball: Matt Garza. The Brewers starter allowe ...
Source: mets blog   Full article at: mets blog
 

 
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Turtle power: Carlos Gomez channels his inner Leonardo

Jul 24 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Colorado Rockies v Milwaukee Brewers
MILWAUKEE -- Why was Carlos Gomez walking around Miller Park in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume Thursday afternoon? Well, Gomez first ordered the costume online because his four-year-old son, Yandel, is a big fan of the Ninja Turtles. But before he used it to surprise his son, Gomez dressed up as Leonardo and video-bombed teammate Mark Reynolds' interview with MLB Network. Reynolds was sporting a unique t-sh ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
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Tonight’s Game: Mets at Brewers

Jul 24 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
The Mets and Brewers begin their four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Mets Pre Game begins at 7 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 8:10 p.m. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) will start for the Mets, while Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04) pitches for the Brewers. Mets Brewers 1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Carlos Gomez – CF 2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Jonathan Lucroy – C 3. David Wright – 3B 3. Ryan ...
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What’s on tap for Thursday, July 24

Jul 24 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: mets blog

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates
The Mets (48-53) will make the final stop on their three-city road trip in Milwaukee on Thursday when they’ll start a four-game series with the Brewers (57-45) at 8:10 pm ET. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92 ERA) will start for the Mets against Brewers RHP Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04).     Bartolo Colon lost a no-hit bid in the seventh-inning, but the Mets held on to beat the Mariners, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon.   The Mets are trying hard to trade Colon (Knobler, Ju ...
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5 days ago

Nationals knock out Garza early in rout of Brewers

Jul 19 2014 10:04pm CDT | Source: CBSSports.com

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Br ...
Source: CBSSports.com   Full article at: CBSSports.com
 

 
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5 days ago

Garza chased in shortest ML start, Nats roll

Jul 19 2014 10:01pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Bre ...
Source: ESPN.com - MLB   Full article at: ESPN.com - MLB
 

 
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5 days ago

Matt Garza’s Start For Milwaukee Brewers Not as Bad as Box Score

Jul 19 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
The box score for Saturday night’s Milwaukee Brewers game reads like a nightmare  for starter Matt Garza. He threw 42 pitches, 28 for strikes and was gone after recording only one out. In just one-third of an inning, Garza allowed five hits, two walks and gave up five earne ...
Source: Rant Sports   Full article at: Rant Sports
 

 
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5 days ago

Nationals pound Brewers start Matt Garza, cruise to lopsided win against Milwaukee

Jul 19 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers starter Matt Garza was so baffled and frustrated, he walked slowly off the mound toward the dugout and barely acknowledged his manager. He held his glove out and waved it at his side. Only one out into the bottom of the first inning Saturday, the Washington Nationals had a commanding lead and had chased the opposing team’s sta ...
Source: Washington Post Sports   Full article at: Washington Post Sports
 

 
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Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals-Brewers lineups

Jul 19 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers
The Nationals will use their rubber stamp lineup against the Brewers and right-handed starter Matt Garza on Saturday. Tanner Roark makes his first start of the second half, and Wilson Ramos will be behind the plate. Read full article ...
Source: Washington Post Sports   Full article at: Washington Post Sports
 

 

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