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The Texas Rangers tried to acquire right-hander Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs a year ago, but an injury to Garza prevented the deal from happening.
Well, the Rangers are trying again.
The Rangers and Cubs have had extensive talks on Garza and discussed the framework of a trade, but other teams remain involved in the talks, according to major-league sources.
One of those teams, sources say, is the Los Angeles Dodgers, who remain interested in Garza even after acquiring right-hander Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins.
The Rangers, however, are the "most motivated" of any team in the discussions, sources say. Their interest in Garza actually goes back to 2011, when they tried to acquire him from Tampa Bay but lost out to the Cubs.
Garza, 29, would give the Rangers a top-of-the-rotation type at a time when the team has five starters on the disabled list -- left-hander Matt Harrison and righties Yu Darvish, Alexi Ogando, Nick Tepesch and Colby Lewis.
The trade of Garza would be the Cubs' third of July, with more deals expected. Left fielder Alfonso Soriano, right fielder Nate Schierholtz, closer Kevin Gregg and left-handed reliever James Russell are among the other Cubs in play.
The Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians are among the other clubs that have expressed interest in Garza, but all have been reluctant to meet the Cubs' price for a rental of two-plus months, sources said.
Garza will be a free agent at the end of the season. The Rangers, should they acquire him, could not make him a qualifying offer and receive draft-pick compensation, according to the collective-bargaining agreement.
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