The Brewers announced the deal on Sunday, and CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that it's a four-year pact that will pay Garza a guaranteed $50 million -- or slightly less than what was originally circulated. Per Heyman, the contract also includes up to $1 million in incentives and a $13 million vesting option for the 2018 season.
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.