Posted July 23, 2013

Cubs pitcher Matt Garza traded to Texas Rangers

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The Cubs are looking at a lot of potential trade partners involving Matt Garza.(Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Matt Garza is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his past six starts. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Chicago Cubs traded pitcher Matt Garza Monday to the Texas Rangers for infielder Mike Olt, pitcher C.J. Edwards, pitcher Justin Grimm, and a player to be named later, the team confirmed.

Garza was scratched from his start Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, suggesting a deal may have been close. The deal will be complete pending physicals for the players involved.

The Rangers had long been considered front-runners for Garza, who is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his past six starts. The Rangers currently have five starting pitchers on the disabled list in Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, Colby Lewis, Alexi Ogando and Nick Tepesch.

Just the day before, the team was certain Garza would take the mound.

“I would say 100 percent he will be pitching tomorrow,” Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said before Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. “He’s pitching. There is only a 50-50 chance of things happening most of the time anyway. It is hard to put a label on what Garza is going through.”

The Rangers are 54-44, 1.5 games back in the Wild Card race and three games back of the Oakland A’s in the American League West.

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13 comments
GeorgeBroze
GeorgeBroze

Darvish is shutting out the Yankees tonight from the DL? Awesome.

Jim21
Jim21

I'm glad to see the bum ushered out of Chicago. All I ever heard was Garza this and Garza that... But none of us would know because he was ALWAYS hurt! If I were the Cubs GM, I would have let Garza go for an Old Style beer in Harry Carey's honor. 

muser
muser

Third time's the charm?

6marK6
6marK6

The Rangers have a very deep farm system, but they still need to trade for another bat as well.

BobbyBangin
BobbyBangin

The Rangers are gonna need it. MLB just announced Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season. Nelson Cruz  should be expected to be suspended as well.

comeflywithme23
comeflywithme23

if this is true good luck with the rangers Matt Garza or whatever team trade 4 u

doghockey
doghockey

@redsox_celtics So give us your personal scouting reports on the three minor league players and the player to be named later to prove your point.

Jim21
Jim21

@pipdmx33 @Jim21 Are you sure? I remember growing up as a kid and coming home and hearing Harry sing the praises of an Old Style. Either way, those were the good ole days.

Jim21
Jim21

@pipdmx33 @Jim21 DUDE! Thanks for the awesome memories! No matter what his beer of taste, I loved the guy! :)