Matt Garza, Brewers agree to four-year deal

Texas Rangers starter Matt Garza pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during MLB interleague play...

Texas Rangers starter Matt Garza pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during MLB interleague play in Arlington, Tex., September 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

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The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with free agent starting pitcher Matt Garza, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

News of the signing was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The club has not confirmed the deal.

The deal is pending a physical. Garza spent time on the disabled list in each of the past three seasons, including six weeks in 2013 with a rib-cage strain. In 2011 and 2012, he missed starts with elbow issues.

Garza, 30, was the top starting pitcher left on the market after Masahiro Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

The right-hander was 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 155 1/3 innings last season with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers over 24 total starts.

Garza owns a 67-67 record and 3.84 ERA over parts of eight years in the major leagues.

Garza was originally a first-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft and was promoted to the major leagues the following season.


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