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Brewers’ Matt Garza turned down Angels on vacation

Sep 16, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) walks back to the dugout after he pitched the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Garza signing with the Milwaukee Brewers was viewed as a bit of a surprise, especially in light of revelations that the perceived favorite team to sign him offered practically the same contract. For Garza, it was just an issue of timing, says Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy.

The Brewers signed Garza to a four-year, $50 million contract as he came off of a season split between the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. He pitched to a 10-6 overall record with a 3.82 ERA. It has been revealed since then that the Angels offered Garza a four-year, $52 million contract, which he obviously turned down.

There is a strong possibility that the offer from Angels’ General Manager Jerry DiPoto wasn’t there when Garza came back from vacation; the Angels are known to not keep contract offers for free agents on the table for long.

Topics: Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers

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