Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was pulled from a recent rehab start because of a dead arm, but the rest appears to have done him well as he pushes closer to a return. After initial fear of how long it would take Garza to recover, Cubs manager Dale Sveum shared some optimism that Garza is on his way back to the mound.
“It sounds like it’s just soreness, just normal stuff,” Sveum told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Hopefully that continues.”
Sveum said that Garza is expected to resume throwing by Saturday and a start could come as early as next week.
The Cubs would like to find a trade market for Garza, who is set to become a free agent, but they will have to get him back on the mound so he can prove he is healthy before they would be able to drum up any interest.
Thankfully for the team, they are one step closer to starting that process.