7/27 Garza on hold

Teams interested in Matt Garza won’t be able to see him pitch again before Tuesday’s Trade Deadline.Garza will not pitch until late next week, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Friday. The right-hander underwent an MRI on his elbow, which showed evidence of the cramping but was otherwise clean. Garza came out of last Saturday’s start after three innings because of the cramping. He just needs to get back on a schedule. Even though he’s sidelined now, Garza could still be dealt. It’s up to the other team as to whether they want to take that risk. Monday’s starter for the upcoming series against the Pirates has yet to be determined, although it could be Justin Germano. Ryan Dempster will start Tuesday and Travis Wood on Wednesday.

— Carrie Muskat


it has been rumored in cleveland that the indians have talked to the cubs about a package that whould send garza-dempster-soriono to cleveland for jimenz-laporta-hafner just a rumor going around right now

just heard on radio here that tribe is also interested in heath bell of marlins!

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