Cubs trade Garza to Rangers for prospects

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Matt Garza has been traded to Texas from the Chicago Cubs, giving the Rangers a pitcher they have long coveted.

The deal completed Monday night gives the Rangers a boost to a starting rotation plagued by injuries.

Texas sent the Cubs rookie pitcher Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. There will also be two players to be named later.

Olt was Texas' 2012 minor league player of the year, hitting 28 homers and driving in 95 RBI last season in Double A.

Edwards is 13-5 with a 1.68 ERA so far this year in Single A.

Garza, a 29-year-old right-hander who can be a free agent after the season, is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts.

He had been scheduled to start Monday night for the Cubs at Arizona.


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