A few days back, multiple respected Major League Baseball reporters stated the Milwaukee Brewers had signed free agent pitcher Matt Garza to a four year, $50 million dollar contract.
However – hours later – reports leaked suggesting the Brewers and Garza had not agreed on such a deal and Garza was still a free agent. Some suggested that it was a physical issue but it appears it was nothing more than language in the contract that held up the deal.
Whatever the case, Garza is now officially a member of the Brewers after signing the four year, $50 million dollar deal on Sunday morning.
Mark Attanasio opens by announcing the team has come to agreement with Matt Garza.
There wasn’t much concern that the two sides wouldn’t come to an agreement after initially failing to do so on Friday, but stranger things have been known to happen.
The 30-year-old posted a 3.82 ERA in time split between the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, though was much better in the National League.
Milwaukee will not be forced to forfeit a draft pick as the Rangers did not extend a qualifying offer to Garza.