It appears as if the pitching dominoes are starting to fall.
No more than a day after Masahiro Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees, Matt Garza, who was presumably waiting for the market to be set, has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the deal will be worth $52 million dollars over four years.
Source: Garza in agreement with
#Brewers, four years, $52M, pending physical.
One unnamed Major League executive told the Boston Globe last week that there were some concerns about the health of Garza, so his physical shouldn’t be taken for granted. Regardless, it’s a pretty sweet deal for Garza who comes off a rough second half of the season with the Texas Rangers.
It’s a return to the National League Central for Garza, who pitched parts of two seasons with the Chicago Cubs.
The eight year veteran holds a career 3.84 ERA in 1182 innings which includes 67 wins and 67 losses.
The Brewers will not lose a draft pick as Garza was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Texas Rangers.