Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/30/12
The Cincinnati Reds, one of the hottest teams in baseball, are not satisfied with their current position atop the NL Central. The Reds, seeking to fortify the top of their rotation for a potential playoff run, are talking to the Chicago Cubs about a trade for right-hander Matt Garza, according to major league sources. Garza, 28, has not pitched since July 21 due to fluid in his triceps area, and will not pitch again until after the non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. One source said earlier this week that it was "doubtful" that the Cubs would trade Garza because the club would not accept a discounted return due to his injury. However, a team such as the Reds could complete a deal for Garza if its medical staff determined that his injury is minor, and that he could join their rotation soon. Right-hander Johnny Cueto likely would be the Reds' Game 1 starter if they reached the postseason. Garza could start Game 2, and righty Mat Latos Game 3. Right-handers Homer Bailey, ...
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