Found February 19, 2012 on
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The Chicago Cubs are apparently ready to make a long-term offer to starting pitcher Matt Garza.According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Cubs were testing the trade waters with Garza but are looking instead to ink the 28-year-old right-hander. The two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $9.5 million deal this offseason but are trying to work out a long-term contract.Garza will anchor a veteran staff for the Cubs, featuring Ryan Dempster and newly acquired Paul Maholm. Chicago also has Chris Volstad, who came over in the Carlos Zambrano deal with the Miami Marlins.Garza was 10-10 in 31 starts last year, leading the Cubs with a 3.32 ERA.
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Second baseman Blake DeWitt cleared waivers on Saturday and has until Feb. 22 to decide whether to sign with the Chicago Cubs as a non-roster invitee.DeWitt batted. 265 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 121 games for the Cubs last season.The 26-year-old was designated for assignment on Feb. 6 to make room for second baseman Adrian Cardenas on the Cubs' 40-man roster.
Likes direction new regime is taking, building from withinMatt Garza, who spent the entire offseason hearing he was on the trade block, is ready to focus on the season ahead and not worry about whether the Cubs will deal him.
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