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Sep 21, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Garza (22) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers owner says team has come to terms with Matt Garza



You'll recall that right-hander Matt Garza was believed to have a four-year, $52-million contract with the Brewers in place earlier this week, but then the Brewers announced that a deal had not been finalized. Whatever the reasons for the hold-up, now it appears the two sides have indeed come to terms. Here's the relevant tweet from Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Mark Attanasio opens by announcing the team has come to agreement with Matt Garza.

Mark Attanasio would be the Brewers owner, so he's certainly in a position to know such things.

As for Garza, 30, last season he 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA (106 ERA+), 1.24 WHIP and 136 strikeouts in 155 1/3 innings for the Cubs and Rangers. In 60 starts for the Cubs, Garza was 21-18 with a 3.45 ERA (115 ERA+) and 1.21 WHIP, so heading back to the NL Central may suit him well. For his career, Garza owns an ERA+ of 108 across parts of eight major-league seasons. Garza has, however, battled injuries in recent years.

The Brewers could certainly use the healthy version of Garza, as they're coming off a 2013 campaign in which they ranked 11th in the NL in rotation ERA and 13th in rotation WAR.


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