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UPDATE: Brewers in negotiations with pitcher Matt Garza


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Brewers took the rare action Thursday of issuing a press release to announce they have not signed a free agent.

This all started Thursday morning when various reports popped up indicating the crew had inked starting pitcher Matt Garza to a four-year, $52 million deal. The 30-year old has posted seven straight season with sub 4.00 ERAs. The only real concern is durability. He's been limited by injuries the past two seasons.

The Brewers' rotation ranked 21st in ERA last season. Garza should boost that number, if he comes to Milwaukee.

The Brewers issued a statement Thursday night, which simply read, "negotiations between the Brewers and Matt Garza are ongoing, but there is no deal yet."


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Brewers have bolstered their pitching rotation by signing right-hander Matt Garza. Before Thursday, the Brewers were the only team in baseball that had not signed a single Major League free agent, according to

The web site reports it's a four-year contract. Garza, 30, began the last three seasons with the Cubs before a July trade to Texas in 2013. He owns a 3.84 ERA while in parts of eight seasons in the Major Leagues.

Garza joins a Brewers rotation expected to include Kyle Lohse, Yovani Gallardo, Wily Peralta, Marco Estrada and Tyler Thornburg.

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