Matt Garza RUMORS & NEWS

  • Talks ongoing, but no deal with Garza, Brewers yet

    MLB.com "He was close on Thursday, but Matt Garza was not a Brewer just yet. On Thursday evening the team took the rare step of releasing a statement to respond to reports, including from Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOXSports.com, that the sides were in agreement on a four-year, $52 million..." January 25

  • Brewers sign Matt Garza to four-year, $52 million deal

    Hardball Talk "Now that Masahiro Tanaka is off the market the other starting pitching dominoes can begin falling and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Brewers have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Matt Garza. That’s quite a bit less than most projections pegged Garza..." January 23

  • Angels eye Matt Garza, but Masahiro Tanaka deal could drive up price

    Los Angeles Times "The New York Yankees’ signing of Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka to a reported seven-year, $155-million deal on Wednesday doesn’t really change much for the Angels in their pursuit of a starting pitcher. Though the Angels scouted Tanaka thoroughly and liked him a lot, they did not..." January 22

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Word from MLB contact: #MNTwins again kicking tires on Garza. Willing to pay high $. But same concern as before: don't want to do big years.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Feeling among execs growing that Garza signs soon with #Diamondbacks #Angels viewed as front runners

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Angels are among the clubs talking to Matt Garza. Would slot in behind Weaver and Wilson as a nice No. 3.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    If #Dbacks decide there is not a match right now for a trade for a pitcher they could make a run at free agent RHP Matt Garza.

  • Twins in on Arroyo, Nolasco, Garza, Pelfrey, Hughes and all who start

    CBSSports.com "The Twins are said by people familiar with their situation to have inquired about just about every available starting pitcher. Although Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco and ex-Twin Matt Garza have been linked to the Twins most often, they've also inquired about other top starters like Ervin Santana..." November 26

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Matt Garza, Masahiro Tanaka not #Rangers targets. Jon Daniels: “We’re not right now looking to give out a big multiyear deal for a starter."

  • FA pitcher Matt Garza's elbow is injury-free

    SB Nation "Free agent starting pitcher Matt Garza's elbow is injury-free and should not dissuade any clubs interested in signing him, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Garza missed the second half of the 2012 season with the Cubs after suffering a stress reaction in his right elbow. Furthermore, he..." November 10

  • Ellsbury, Garza and Drew join Beltran, Choo, McCann on Yank menu

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Matt Garza will start Wednesday for #Rangers if they win tonight.

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    Drew Davison @drewdavison

    Alexi Ogando scratched for Monday start. Matt Garza starts that day Tuesday is TBD.

  • Twitter tirade from Rangers' Garza's account attacks A's player, pregnant wife

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Matt Garza's displeasure with Eric Sogard over his seventh-inning squeeze bunt Saturday afternoon apparently spilled over onto Twitter as the right-hander attacked Sogard and the A's infielder's wife Kaycee. A string of messages from the Garza account @Gdueceswild slammed Sogard after..." August 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Remember yesterday when @jonmorosi and I said that virtually all of the #Rangers were in play? List includes the newly acquired Matt Garza.

  • Matt Garza a 3-1 winner in his Rangers debut over Yankees

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If for some reason anyone was waffling as to whether Matt Garza is a fierce competitor he delivered an intense postgame news conference Wednesday night to close his case. “I hate losing” Garza said. “It’s not fun. Who wants to come here and lose? I think everyone at this level has that edge...." July 25

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source confirms @Ken_Rosenthal report that Matt Garza is headed from the Cubs to the Rangers.

  • Matt Garza scratched from start, trade to Rangers nears

    CBSSports.com "Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza was scheduled to pitch tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that is no longer the case. He's been scratched from the lineup and a trade to the Texas Rangers is close, confirms Jon Heyman. Garza, 29, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in..." July 22

  • Cubs send Garza to Rangers for 5 prospects

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was traded Monday to the Texas Rangers for five prospects, the team confirmed. The Cubs and Rangers finally worked out the details of a trade that will send third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, plus two players to be..." July 22

  • Garza on schedule to pitch Monday for Cubs

    Chicago Tribune "Matt Garza's stay in Chicago was extended for at least another day, leaving him on schedule to pitch Monday night against the Diamondbacks. A trade to the Rangers allegedly was “close” according to a report Friday morning, but Garza was still in the dugout being Garza during Saturday night’s..." July 21

  • Rangers now just one of many in Garza mix after snag sets sides back

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers and Cubs were set back on the Matt Garza talks to the point where the Rangers are now viewed as only one of many teams now in the mix for the star righthander. The impressions left now is Texas and Chicago made no progress in overcoming the snag that derailed a deal for Garza Friday..." July 21

  • Rangers’ deal with Cubs for Matt Garza goes on hold

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ross Wolf will be the Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher Saturday night at Rangers Ballpark, technically in place of the infirmed Nick Tepesch. But Wolf will also be starting in place of Matt Garza, whom the Rangers had hoped to acquire from the Chicago Cubs so that he could start against the..." July 20

  • Cubs Tell Agent Garza Will Be Traded

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs told Matt Garza's agent that they would trade the right-hander to add inventory for the future, Garza told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine on Friday. "They told my agent [earlier in the week] that they were going to move me," Garza said. "They said as much as they like me they..." July 19

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Cubs-Rangers deal for Garza hits snag, no longer a certainty. While teams still negotiating, Chicago seeking alternatives to Texas.

  • Cubs close to dealing Garza to Texas

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs are close to a deal that would send Matt Garza to Texas for prospects, according to a report from Foxsports.com. Garza is expected to be dealt before his next start on Monday in Arizona, after going 5-0 with a 1.24 earned-run average in his last six starts, becoming the top available..." July 19

  • Red Sox not willing to give up organization's top prospects in potential Matt Garza trade

    WEEI Boston "With FoxSports.com reporting the Rangers are perhaps on the verge of acquiring Cubs starter Matt Garza (with the Dodgers still believed to be in the mix), industry sources explained that the Red Sox hadn’t been deep into negotiations for the pitcher due to their unwillingness to part with any..." July 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    One official in #Rangers-#Cubs talks believes Garza deal getting closer. Prospects from various levels in play. Olt “possibly” involved.

  • Garza market: Texas says no on Perez, D-Backs in the picture

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers, Indians and Diamondbacks are among several teams in on the sweepstakes for Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, the clear No. 1 pitcher on the trade market, while the Red Sox are a team that's said to be thinking about it. The Rangers, a team deep in prospects, with a rotation in flux (Yu..." July 17

  • Suitors aplenty, Cubs' asking price for Garza remains high

    CSN Chicago "After spending a good portion of Monday working the phones, here is the latest on the Cubs' prospects for dealing Matt Garza. It appears Texas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toronto and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the strongest pursuers, but a handful of other teams have at least shown cursory..." July 16

  • Red Sox No Longer ‘Big Players’ for Cubs Pitcher Matt Garza

    NESN "The chances of seeing Matt Garza in a Red Sox uniform are suddenly looking very slim. Garza, whom the Red Sox were reportedly in the running to acquire before the trade deadline, is now too expensive for Boston, an industry source told CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam. According to McAdam, the Cubs are..." July 16

  • Garza to Rangers Could be Biggest Move

    New York Post "I asked six personnel heads who they thought would be the best player traded before the July 31 deadline and where he would go, and, unanimously, it was Matt Garza to the Rangers. Not long ago, there was a sense the market could have glamour with David Price or Giancarlo Stanton, Cliff Lee or..." July 16

  • Garza a hit with teammates off the mound too

    Chicago Tribune "Few starting pitchers are as engaged in every game as Cubs starter Matt Garza, whose status remains in doubt as trade rumors swirl. "He's a leader in this clubhouse," pitcher Jeff Samardzija said. "He leads by example. Obviously he can talk a little bit. But that's not his main point. He does..." July 15

  • Interest in trading for Garza remains high

    ESPN.com "Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a trade with Chicago, according to industry sources. The Boston..." July 15

  • Blue Jays, Rangers remain frontrunners for Garza

    ESPN Dallas "Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a trade with Chicago, according to industry sources. The Boston..." July 14

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    With 18 days to go before the trade deadline, other teams say the Cubs' asking price for Matt Garza remains very high.

  • Indians shouldn't sell out for Garza

    Fox Sports "When the Indians acquired right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez at the 2011 non-waiver deadline, their farm system was the seventh-best in the majors, according to the preseason rankings in Baseball America. Jimenez, meanwhile, was no mere rental — he was under club control, at below-market salaries,..." July 12

  • ESPN analyst: Tigers should trade for Cubs' Matt Garza, Kevin Gregg

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers already have one of baseball's best rotations. But ESPN.com's Jim Bowden has an idea that may solidify it as No. 1, and also help shore up the Tigers' bullpen needs. In his annual "blockbuster trades I'd like to see" piece, Bowden suggests Detroit trades starter Rick..." July 11

  • Rangers have always liked Matt Garza — but how much?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The word Tuesday was that the Texas Rangers are interested in pitcher Matt Garza. Of course they are. The Rangers have been interested in Garza since the night he beat them in Minnesota in September of 2007. Their attraction only grew during the three seasons that the right-hander spent leading..." July 10

  • Picky Indians seek top starter, have talked about Garza, Gallardo

    CBSSports.com "The Indians seek a starting pitcher and have held discussions about Matt Garza and Yovani Gallardo. It's no surprise the Indians would like to add a starter. The twist is that they are limiting themselves to a top-of-the-rotation type. The Indians want someone to "pair with ace [All-Star]..." July 09

  • Despite recent talks, Garza still likely to be traded

    Chicago Tribune "The Matt Garza trade saga has played out over two seasons on the North Side, but never has Garza been as in demand as he is now in his waning days as a Cub. Should the Cubs give Garza an extension, as optimistic Cubs fans are hoping, or deal him for some top prospects, as most realistic fans..." July 09

  • Cubs are now considering signing Garza long-term

    CBSSports.com "In what could be a dramatic turnaround, the Cubs are now considering keeping righthanded starter Matt Garza on the North Side of Chicago. Cubs officials recently have broached such a possibility, and while a trade still remains an option for Garza, for the first time in more than a year there..." July 08

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers and #Indians are heavily scouting #Cubs Matt Garza, believing he will be moved.

  • Return on Garza crucial as Cubs restock system

    Chicago Tribune "Every start Matt Garza makes could be his last for the Cubs, including Wednesday night's outing against the Athletics. The Cubs are actively shopping Garza in hopes of trading him for two or three top prospects, believing he'll be one of the best available starting pitchers on the..." July 04

  • Garza continues to boost his trade value

    ESPN.com "With nearly a dozen major league scouts in attendance to keep tabs on numerous Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers players, Matt Garza once again showed why he will likely be one of the most sought after commodities in baseball over the coming weeks. Garza delivered seven strong innings,..." June 27

  • Dusty Baker says Garza-Cueto feud is over

    CSN Chicago "This won’t be a prizefight between Matt Garza and Johnny Cueto, who’s on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The Cubs and Cincinnati Reds won’t follow hockey’s code of justice either. But Garza’s wild-card personality will again be part of the storyline on Tuesday night at Wrigley..." June 11

  • Orioles won't make play for Lee, Garza and maybe not even Gallardo

    CBSSports.com "Trade speculation is starting, and and it's only natural some are wondering whether the Orioles could have interest in Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo.The Orioles don't seem interested in Matt Garza, and Cliff Lee is out of their price range -- way out -- so it's only natural word is going around that..." June 04

  • Baker says Garza, Cueto should duke it out

    ESPN.com "Reds manager Dusty Baker says he doesn't understand why Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was incensed by Johnny Cueto's pitch high over David DeJesus' head and suggested the two pitchers should settle the dispute with their fists. Baker said Monday that the Cincinnati ace "couldn't have hit Wilt..." May 28

  • Cubs ready to move on from Garza-Cueto inciden

    MLB.com "Told that Reds manager Dusty Baker thought Johnny Cueto and Cubs pitcher Matt Garza should fight each other to settle their differences, Alfonso Soriano joked that he'd like to be the judge. "Garza would win all three rounds," Soriano said, laughing. The Cubs did their best Monday to..." May 27

  • Cubs snap skid; Garza sends message

    Chicago Tribune "The final day of the Cubs' road trip provided some postgame fireworks as Matt Garza sent a warning to Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto after an alleged purpose pitch. Garza, who lasted only four innings in the second start of his comeback, said the league should investigate an incident in which Cueto..." May 27

  • Garza sends message to Cueto: ‘Grow the hell up’

    CSN Chicago "Anyone doubting whether there’s any life left in this Cubs team – or wondering why Matt Garza could fit into the organization’s long-range plan – should listen to this. Still ticked off even after Sunday’s 5-4 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Garza sent a message to Johnny Cueto at..." May 27

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