The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent pitcher Matt Garza to a four-year contract. There had been recent reports that the Brewers were talking to Garza about a four-year deal worth $52 million. Reports first surfaced on Thursday that Garza and the Brewers had agreed in principle to a four-year, $52 million contract and the 30-year-old right-hander had undergone a physical exam. MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reported the four-year contract guarantees $50 million with another $4 million available in incentives, plus a vesting option for a fifth year at $13 million, depending on Garza's workload over the first four years. Bailey is one of two Reds players eligible for arbitration and will be a free agent after the 2014 season. His agent Casey Close who represents Tanaka, among other stars has been engaged in talks with general manager Walt Jocketty about a multi-year deal.
Any loose ends in the Brewers' deal with Matt Garza were tied up on Sunday afternoon, as Milwaukee finalized and made official its four-year contract with the right-hander as part of Sunday's Hot Stove news.