Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers Reportedly Finally Complete Trade For Matt Garza

By Dan Parzych

After weeks of rumors swirling around about a trade–it looks like Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers is finally happening.

Shortly after the Chicago Cubs announced he wouldn’t be pitching on Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was reported that Garza will officially head to the Rangers and give the team another solid pitcher in their rotation. Garza started the year off slow for Chicago, but his trade value has gone up over the last couple of weeks thanks to numerous strong performances to give him a 6-1 record on the season.

In fact, Garza has won each of his last five starts–which is impressive for any pitcher.



Obviously, this is a short-term solution for the Rangers considering Garza’s contract is up at the end of the year and there’s alway that chance of the team losing him during the offseason due to free agency. Texas has been World Series contenders for the last few years now, but they’ve struggled to get over the hump and it will be interesting to see what type of impact the addition of Garza has for the rotation.

At the moment, the Rangers are currently three games back of the Oakland Athletics in the American League West and there’s a chance Garza could make his first start as early as Thursday against the New York Yankees. It took longer than the Rangers would have liked to land him, but they finally acquired one of the league’s best pitchers from the last few months in Garza and let’s hope this deal pays off for at least this season.

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