CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians possible pursuit of starting pitcher Matt Garza is over, as today the Chicago Cubs starter was moved from the Windy City to the Lone Star State.
The Cubs and Texas agreed on a deal for Garza, who is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA this season for a Cubs team that hasn’t been very good.
Garza was set to start tonight for the Cubs, but was scratched in the outing that was supposed to be against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
So far the players that we know that are in the deal is Mike Olt, CJ Edwards and Joseph Ortiz. There’s talk about a fourth player, possibly a player to be named later from Texas and maybe another coming from the Cubs.
The 24-year-old Olt is a third basemen, and is hitting just .219 with 17 doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI in 68 games this season across Double-A and Triple-A.
Starting pitcher Edwards, 21, is 8-2 with a 1.82 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 122 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings for Class-A Hickory.
The deal was reported to be close to being done Friday for prospect Neil Ramirez, but was scrapped after the Cubs didn’t like something in Ramirez’s medical report.
The deal is pending physicals, so as always, it’s not official yet, but it appears done otherwise.