Found January 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Matt Garza missed most of the second half of the season with a stress reaction in his elbow.  He was shut down as a precaution which also shut down his trade possibilities.  It seems pretty clear that Garza will be traded at some point this season, but for now the Chicago Cubs are looking to make sure he is healthy and get him back on a mound. According to Jim Bowden of Sirius/XM Radio and ESPN, the Cubs may be focused on getting Garza back to pitching now, but that could change as they realize time is running out. Focus on Garza is get him healthy and in our rotation.that could change because not signed past this year and we need to collect talent #SXM — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) January 27, 2013 Garza is in his final year of team control and will become a free agent after this season.  There is very little chance of the Cubs offering Garza an extension let alone Garza signing an extension.  To maximize his value, the Cubs will likely trade him before the July 31st deadline. Garza is 57-61 in his career.  He has a 3.84 ERA in seven Major League seasons.  Garza was brought up by the Minnesota Twins then eventually shipped to Tampa Bay.  From there, the Rays cut ties with him after they thought he had given them all he could.  Last season in 18 starts, Garza went 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Cubs Minor League System Ranked #10 by John Sickels

John Sickels has the Cubs minor league system rated #10 in his latest rankings. Last year they were 20th. The Cardinals are #1, the Pirates are #5, the Reds are #15 and the Brewers are #23. 10) Chicago Cubs (20): Another system that has improved quickly. Strengths: hitting at the top: Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Dan Vogelbach is a very impressive quartet and there...

The Week That Was...

So the Cubs are going to sign Scott Hairston, but since the deal isn't official we don't really have comments from TheJedi on his exact purpose. Chances are though, he'll platoon with DeJesus and Schierholtz and be the thunder off the bench late in games. And if they happen to trade Alfonso Soriano at some point, he might just be the starting left fielder. The 33-year...

Chicago Cubs 2013 Top 21 Prospects List

Chicago. The longest current run in the history of baseball without a World Series pay-dirt. Enter Theo Epstein as President of baseball operations, Jed Hoyer as GM and the VP of player development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Chicago Cubs finalize $10 million deal with Villanueva, DFA Castillo

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva agreed to terms on a two-year $10 million contract. To make room for Villanueva, right-handed pitcher Lendy Castillo was designated for assignment. Villanueva, 29, joins the Cubs after pitching the last seven seasons with the Brewers (2006-10) and Blue Jays (2011-12). Villanueva has 56 starts and 245 relief appearances during...

Assume the Position: 2nd Base

I'm pretty excited about the lower levels of our second basemen, but that's not to say that everything is roses. There's a good chance that the entire upper two levels of minors turns over completely by the end of the year (save Watkins, who might actually graduate to the majors by the end of 2013).  Filling those gaps will be some exciting names, though. One in particular...

Social media and Dave Sappelt

Social media is great; it has definitely changed the world. It is a great tool to connect with others, promote your business or stay up to date with your favorite athletes, but it can also get you in trouble. That’s what happened last night, on Twitter, with Cubs OF Dave Sappelt. In case you don’t have a Twitter account, or were out in the icy mess that occurred in Chicago trying...

New Chicago Cubs outfielder tweets sexist, expletive remarks

New Chicago Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt, you are know Dave Chappelle. Your attempts at humor are about as effective as Alfonso Soriano’s fielding. Your rendition/attempt at Sinbad’s “women be shopping!” bit fell painfully flat. And you made remarks that would you an A+ at the Joe Cowley school of gender relations. You knew never took a class in women’s studies in college...

ZOMG THE CUBS SIGNED CARLOS VILLANUEVA!

Yes! The news is finally official! After the longest physical in the history of western civilization the Cubs have signed Carlos Villanueva! So who is this mysterious pitcher from another country (Canada)?   A Carlos Raúl Villanueva no le gustaban los obesos. — Alexander (@AlexMateran12) January 28, 2013 Huh. Actually I don’t think that’s the right guy. Chicago Cubs Monday...

BP Announcements: Chicago Cubs Seek Director of Research and Development by Joe Hamrahi

Baseball Operations Position to Report to Assistant GM
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.