|Jan. 26 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 CST12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Garza and the Milwaukee Brewers have reached agreement on a four-year contract. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio made the announcement Sunday on stage during a question-and-answer session at a fan event.
Analysis: Attanasio says the contract still has to go through "final approval." There had been recent reports that the Brewers were talking to Garza about a four-year deal worth $52 million. The 30-year-old right-hander went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Garza would join Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse at the top of Milwaukee's rotation.
|Jan. 23 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET2:08 GMT10:08 CST7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST9:38 PM VEN6:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-The Brewers say they're in talks with free agent Matt Garza to fortify their pitching staff.
Analysis: Milwaukee issued a statement Thursday evening following reports of a $52 million, four-year agreement between the Brewers and the 30-year-old right-hander, pending a physical.
|Sep. 22 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 CST1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Garza yielded one run and five hits over eight innings to lead Texas past Kansas City 3-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: The right-hander had been 0-4 with a 5.83 ERA over his previous five starts.
|Sep. 17 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET18:06 GMT2:06 CST11:06 AM MST1:06 PM EST1:36 PM VEN22:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Garza (9-6, 3-5 with Texas) gave up six runs and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings to lose his third straight start Monday for the Rangers, who have lost seven in a row and are 2-12 in September.
Analysis: Garza, who was the MVP of the 2008 AL championship series when Tampa Bay beat Boston, pitched against the Rays for first time since being traded to the Chicago Cubs on Jan. 8, 2011.
|Sep. 14 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET0:38 ET4:38 GMT12:38 CST9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST12:08 AM VEN8:38 UAE11:38 PM CT-Garza was ejected late in Texas' game with Oakland on Friday.
Analysis: When third-base umpire Andy Fletcher ruled in the top of the ninth on appeal that the A's Coco Crisp had not swung at a pitch from Jason Frasor, Rangers players in the dugout along the first-base line were irate. First base umpire Joe West, the crew chief, approached the dugout and ejected Garza. The right-hander did not play in the game.
|Sep. 1 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET13:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 CST10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE12:58 PM CT-Garza allowed one run, three hits and struck out nine in seven innings Saturday in a 2-1 walkoff win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Garza had compiled a 5.50 ERA in his previous five starts before overpowering the Twins. He'll try to build on his latest effort against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
|Aug. 26 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 CST1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Garza had another shaky outing for the Rangers in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Analysis: Garza (3-2, 4.44 ERA) allowing five runs - four earned - and seven hits over seven innings. He's allowed at least four runs in five straight starts.
|Aug. 20 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 CST1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Garza won again despite another mediocre performance, allowing five runs and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings of Texas' 16-5 win over Houston on Monday.
Analysis: Garza has actually been less effective since joining the Rangers, posting a 4.32 ERA in six starts.
|Aug. 10 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 CST3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Garza recorded his second win as a Ranger in Texas' 7-5 win at Houston on Friday despite another mediocre start. He gave up four runs for the second straight contest while allowing seven hits - including two homers - over seven innings.
Analysis: Garza is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in four starts since joining the Rangers.
|Aug. 4 12:23 PM PT1:23 PM MT2:23 PM CT3:23 PM ET15:23 ET19:23 GMT3:23 CST12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:53 PM VEN23:23 UAE2:23 PM CT-Garza threw his first complete game of the season Saturday but took the loss in a 4-2 defeat to Oakland.
Analysis: Garza (1-1, 2.82 ERA) lost for the first time since June 11, when he was with the Chicago Cubs. He gave up four runs over his eight innings but allowed three in the opening frame. He was 6-0 with a 1.40 ERA in his previous eight starts, including two for Texas.
|July 30 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET12:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 CST9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE11:22 AM CT-Garza wasn't as dominant in his second start for the Rangers, but still helped them record a 4-3 victory over the Angels on Monday.
Analysis: Garza yielded three runs and five hits but went without a decision after recording a win in his previous six outings.
|July 25 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 CST4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Garza was as advertised in his first start for the Rangers, giving up five hits and an unearned run over 7 1-3 innings of their 3-1 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Analysis: Garza has now won his last six starts while recording a 1.23 ERA.
|July 23 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 CST2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Garza will make his Texas Rangers debut Wednesday night against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Garza, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade Monday, didn't talk to reporters at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday. The Rangers said Garza was sticking to his own policy of not doing interviews the day before pitching.
|July 22 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 CST3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Texas acquired Garza from the Chicago Cubs in a trade completed Monday, getting a pitcher they had long coveted just more than a week before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and several days after it initially appeared that the two teams had a deal in place.
Analysis: Texas sent the Cubs rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. There will also be at least one player to be named later, possibly two, depending on who is chosen by Chicago. The 29-year-old right-hander provides a boost to a starting rotation.
|July 14 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 CST9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Garza earned his fifth consecutive win and Alfonso Soriano homered again, leading the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Analysis: Garza allowed a season-high 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings, but held the NL's highest scoring offense to two runs while improving to 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts. With a handful of scouts from several contenders watching his every move, the right-hander struck out four and walked two.
|June 28 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 CST1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Garza allowed one run and eight hits while striking out 10 in a 7-2 win at Milwaukee on Thursday.
Analysis: Garza is 2-0 with an 0.82 ERA over his last three starts. He has 23 strikeouts in 22 innings during that span.
|June 17 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET15:01 ET19:01 GMT3:01 CST12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE2:01 PM CT-Garza pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday in a 4-3 loss at the Mets.
Analysis: Garza was 1-1 with a 7.76 ERA in his previous four starts.
|June 1 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 CST1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Garza got his first victory of the season and the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Garza, who was making his third start of the season since coming off the disabled list with a strained back muscle, pitched seven innings and allowed two runs and six hits while striking out four for his first victory since July 15 of last season. Garza (1-0), who was also making his first home start of the season, bounced back from his previous start, when he gave up four runs in four innings last Sunday in Cincinnati.
|May 27 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 CST12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE2:16 PM CT-Garza lasted four innings and gave up four runs in Sunday's 5-4, 10-inning win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: An angry Garza called Reds starter Johnny Cueto "immature" after the game. Reds skipper Dusty Baker questions whether Garza would have been as upset had he pitched better than his four-inning, four-run outing.
|May 22 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Garza threw five shutout innings and limited the Pirates to one hit and three walks in the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday, his first start since last July.
Analysis: Garza was limited to 82 pitches as manager Dale Sveum said he would throw no more than 85-90.
|May 11 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET21:14 ET1:14 GMT9:14 CST6:14 PM MST8:14 PM EST8:44 PM VEN5:14 UAE (+1)8:14 PM CT-Garza worked 3 1-3 scoreless innings and threw 66 pitches Saturday in a rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Tennessee. This was the third minor league start for Garza, who missed the last part of the 2012 season with an elbow injury.
Analysis: Garza, who hasn't pitched in a big league game since July 21, gave up three hits, struck out two and walked two against Birmingham in the Southern League game. He also made a diving catch of a bunt attempt. Garza said he threw each of his different pitches and that ``everything felt good.''
|Mar. 3 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 CST11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Garza made his first start of the season for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday against Pittsburgh, allowing one hit over five scoreless innings.
Analysis: Right-hander Carlos Villanueva is heading to the Chicago bullpen. The Cubs announced the shuffle Saturday.
|Feb. 24 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Garza says he has no pain from the pulled side muscle that prevents him from throwing. A week after feeling a twinge in his left side while throwing batting practice, Garza said Sunday that he's progressing and getting better. He says there is just a "little spot that's annoying." Manager Dale Sveum says the problem is "very slight" and that Garza gets better every day.
Analysis: The pitcher was limited to 18 starts in 2012 because of an elbow injury. He was going through his most extensive work since last July when he felt something a week ago. Garza wore a bulky wrap around his midsection in the Cubs clubhouse Sunday. He isn't sure when he will throw again, but hopes to in the next few days.
|Feb. 18 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 CST1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)2:49 PM CT-Garza is expected to miss one week with a side muscle injury he sustained while throwing live batting practice.
Analysis: Garza felt a twinge in his side on Sunday, when he faced batters for the first time since last July. He underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed a "mild strain" in his side. General manager Jed Hoyer said Garza must be pain free before he does any more throwing. Hoyer called the diagnosis good news and said Garza is in good spirits. He went 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA last season, but didn't make any starts after July 21 because of an elbow issue.
|Feb. 17 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET1:06 GMT9:06 CST6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST8:36 PM VEN5:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Garza suffered a mild back strain on his left side while throwing batting practice to teammates Sunday and is expected to miss at least a few days of practice.
Analysis: Whether it will delay his start to the regular season, team officials said they would know more about his prognosis after he is examined again Monday.
|2006||Min||3||6||0 - 0||10||9||0||50.0||62||33||32||6||23||0||38||1.70||5.76||$28.50|
|2007||Min||5||7||0 - 0||16||15||0||83.0||96||44||34||8||32||4||67||1.54||3.69||$77.00|
|2008||TB||11||9||0 - 0||30||30||3||184.2||170||83||76||19||59||2||128||1.24||3.70||$177.17|
|2009||TB||8||12||0 - 0||32||32||0||203.0||177||93||89||25||79||0||189||1.26||3.95||$215.00|
|2010||TB||15||10||1 - 1||33||32||3||204.2||193||94||89||28||63||2||150||1.25||3.91||$215.67|
|2011||ChC||10||10||0 - 0||31||31||2||198.0||186||90||73||14||63||5||197||1.26||3.32||$247.50|
|2012||ChC||5||7||0 - 0||18||18||0||103.2||90||48||45||15||32||0||96||1.18||3.91||$118.67|
|2013||ChC||6||1||0 - 0||11||11||0||71.0||61||26||25||8||20||2||62||1.14||3.17||$97.50|
|2013||Tex||4||5||0 - 0||13||13||1||84.1||89||47||41||12||22||1||74||1.32||4.38||$81.83|
|2013||Tot||10||6||0 - 0||24||24||1||155.1||150||73||66||20||42||3||136||1.24||3.82||$179.33|
|Career||67||67||1 - 1||194||191||9||1182.1||1124||558||504||135||393||16||1001||1.28||3.84|
|2008||TB||Total||2||1||0 - 0||4||4||0||25.0||21||11||11||4||12||0||25||3.96|
|0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||5||5||0||4||0||4||7.50|
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|WS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||6||4||4||3||2||0||7||6.00|
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|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||5||2||1||1||2||0||4||1.50|
|Career||2||1||0 - 0||5||5||0||31.0||26||13||12||5||14||0||29||3.48|