The Chicago Cubs have traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. It is another summer where the Rangers are taking a NL pitcher, and Cubs pitcher for that matter, in hopes it’ll help their pitching rotation as they make another postseason run.
Last season, the Rangers acquired Ryan Dempster before the trade deadline.
From ESPN Chicago:
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade right-hander Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers, a team source confirmed to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine on Monday.
The Cubs will acquire Triple-A infielder Mike Olt, Class-A right-hander C.J. Edwards, right-hander Justin Grimm and a fourth player to be named later from the Rangers, a source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden.
Fox Sports first reported the trade.
Garza was scheduled to start Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks but was scratched, the source told Levine.
Matt Garza’s trade stock climbed as he continued to pitch well. He is undefeated over his last six starts with 5 wins. He has a 1.24 ERA in that stretch leading up to the All-Star break. He is 6-1 on the season with a 3.17 ERA over 11 starts. Like Dempster, he is in the final year of his contract.
While he was scheduled to start tonight, and consequently scratched, there is no word when he will make his debut for the Rangers.