Apr 20, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza watches the game against the Milwaukee Brewers from the dugout at Miller Park. Garza hopes to rejoin the Cubs rotation in May. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs' Matt Garza Scratched From Rehab Start With Dead Arm

Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza has been dealing with elbow issues and continues to have setbacks as he looks to get healthy enough for a return to the major league. Garza is set to become a free agent after the season, so the Cubs are hoping they can get him to a point where they will be able to trade him before this summer’s deadline.

Unfortunately, Garza was scratched from his rehab start in Double-A, because of what the Cubs are referring to as a “dead arm.”

Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer spoke with Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com and said that there is no structural damage that is causing the arm issue. It is simply muscular, so that is some sort of good news.

Garza hasn’t hit the mound in nine months and it looks like that return could be delayed even longer after his most recent set back.

Hopefully for both sides, the arm will heal up shortly and they can work towards getting him back into the big leagues.

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