Garza Traded to Rangers


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Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Matt Garza is headed to Texas.

The 29-year-old right-hander was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers for up to five prospects Monday.

The Cubs received third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, plus up to two players to be named later.

After missing the first month and a half of the season with a lat injury, Garza has been solid, posting a 6-1 record with a 3.17 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
“I’m really excited about adding him to what’s been the strength of the club…our pitching staff,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said of Garza. “It’s arguably the strength the last couple of years as well. I think with him in addition to all of the guys we’ve got, one through 12, we put out as strong a staff as we ever have. It’s early still in the season, and we want to give our club every chance we can to get into the tournament and see where it goes.”

Garza is expected to join the Rangers Tuesday and is scheduled to start Wednesday against the New York Yankees.

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