Brewers Deny Reports They Have Deal with Garza


0  Updated at 11:11 pm, January 23rd, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Matt Garza may end up on the Milwaukee Brewers, but the team says it doesn’t have a deal with the pitcher.

On Thursday multiple media reports announced free-agent pitcher Matt Garza agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers. But the Brewers issued a statement Thursday night which denied the reports.

“Despite media reports, negotiations between the Brewers and Matt Garza are ongoing, but there is no deal yet,” the Brewers’ statement read.

The 30-year-old Garza is coming off a season in which he split time with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. After missing the first seven weeks of the season with a strained left lat muscle, Garza pitched 155.1 innings compiling a 10-6 record, 3.82 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 136 strikeouts.

If Garza does end up a Brewer he joins a pitching rotation that includes Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse.

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