(CHICAGO) — Cubs manager Dale Sveum announced Saturday that pitcher Matt Garza will make his first major league start in 10 months Tuesday, when the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garza missed the final two months of last season with a right elbow strain and has been out this season with a strained left latissimus muscle.
Garza pitched six-innings of shutout ball for Triple-A Iowa Thursday, striking out six.
Sveum says Garza will likely be held to 85 to 90 pitch limit on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Garza has made 167 starts in his seven major league seasons. During that period he has compiled a 57-61 record, a 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 865 strikeouts.
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