MLB Trade Rumors 2013: 80 Percent Chance Chicago Cubs Trade Matt Garza Before Next Start

Jul 14, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) sits in the dugout during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs have seemingly been unsure of their desire to trade starting pitcher, Matt Garza. After all but announcing he was on the trade block, the Cubs more or less removed him to work on a contract extension. When that didn’t work out, the Cubs offered him back up and now according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, there is an 80% chance Garza will be traded before his next scheduled start.

Per ESPN:

The biggest name out there right now is Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, and I’m told there is an 80 percent chance he is traded before his next start, which is scheduled to come next Monday or Tuesday in Arizona.

The Cubs haven’t officially released their post All-Star break rotation as of yet, so as Bowden points out we aren’t exactly sure of when he’s scheduled to go though it will obviously be early next week as they’re going to push him back as far as possible.

Not wanting to risk an injury, the Cubs will do their best to move the talented pitcher in the next few days though there’s no guarantee any deal will get done.

The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks have all had reported interest in Garza.

Topics: Chicago Cubs, Matt Garza, MLB Trade Rumors

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