Jul 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers, Indians, Pirates, Blue Jays, and Padres Scout Cubs' Matt Garza

The MLB trade rumors flying around the Chicago Cubs star pitcher Mat Garza are not going to stop anytime soon. Garza was scouting heavily by many teams Monday night, with a list including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and the San Diego Padres.

Got all that?

This does not mean every team is seriously interested in acquiring Garza, but it’s still important to note. John Morosi of Fox Sports broke the news first:

The Texas Rangers had two scouts at Monday’s game. The Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres had one each. They watched Garza work deliberately, but effectively over seven innings on a muggy night. He threw 102 pitches and permitted an earned run on only one of them — a home run to left by rookie catcher Josh Phegley.

It’s hard to tell which teams have a serious interest and which were just performing due diligence at this point. The Rangers and Indians have been strong suitors so far, but the Cubs have yet to see a deal they like.

The other teams are only going to make this situation more cloudier. Stay tuned.


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