• Sveum confident Garza making next start for Cubs

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Jul 23, 2013
    The Rangers have long held interest in Garza, going back to when he signed as a free agent with the Cubs in 2011. Garza, in the final year of his contract with the Cubs, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA in 11 starts this season. "I'd say 100 percent he's going to be pitching tomorrow," Sveum said. Garza can be a free agent at the end of the season, and the Rangers will not receive compensation if he signs elsewhere. Finally, those getting excited over Garza's recent post-DL hot streak need to keep in mind the context behind that streak. According to reports from Rosenthal and Yahoo! Sports' own Jeff Passan, the Cubs will get three players back, including Mike Olt, a third baseman who was the 22nd ranked prospect in baseball heading into this season. But with the Rangers in a battle for a playoff spot one year after fading down the stretch and missing the postseason following two straight World Series appearances they decided to use that chip to acquire a badly needed veteran starter to stabilize a rotation that has been hit hard by injuries.
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