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22 Matt Garza SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 11/26/1983 | Birthplace: Selma, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: Fresno State | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $10,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 72/7 | Average Draft Position: 170.39
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Matt Garza aiming for first week of September


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza could be back from an oblique injury by the first week of September, MLB.com reports Tuesday.

According to the report, the Brewers have set the first week of September as Garza's targeted return date from the injury, though specific plans are not yet known. He was only cleared to begin playing catch this weekend, and it is not clear if he will require a minor-league rehab assignment before returning.  


Matt Garza plays catch Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was able to play catch Friday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Garza has been shutdown due to an oblique injury, but this is a good step in his recovery. Garza had not been cleared to throw earlier in the week. He's posted a 3.58 ERA over 145 2/3 innings. 


Matt Garza not cleared to throw yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza has not been cleared to throw just yet, according to MLB.com.

Garza was been sidelined since August 3 due to an oblique injury. Garza said he has made progress recently, but is not ready to throw just yet. Garza has a 3.58 ERA over 145 2/3 innings. 


Matt Garza to need more time than 15-day DL stint


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Contrary to earlier optimistic reports, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that pitcher Matt Garza will need longer than his 15-day DL stint to return from a strained left oblique, reports MLB.com. Garza went on the DL on Aug. 4.

Matt Garza: Oblique strain not so bad this time


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The Brewers don't anticipate right-hander Matt Garza needing any longer than the required 15 days to return from a strained left oblique that landed him on the disabled list, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The team believes that the strain is not as serious at the one he sustained last February, which prevented him from pitching for seven weeks.

"It's not as bad as the last one," Garza claimed. "I have more range of motion, it's easier doing things every day - breathing, coughing, waking up, rolling out of bed. It's a lot easier than it was last year. I don't think it'll be too long, but at the same time, I don't read medicals, either."

Garza went down in the midst of a roll in which he yielded just two runs on eight hits in 21 innings pitched. He is 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA on the season.


Matt Garza hits DL with strained oblique


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Brewers officially placed pitcher Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, due to left oblique strain. The DL placement is retroactive to Aug. 4.

Garza heads to the DL with a 3.58 ERA in 145 2/3 innings, and there is currently no specific timetable for his expected return.


Matt Garza expected to be placed on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke indicated on his weekly radio show Tuesday that starting pitcher Matt Garza is expected to be placed on the disabled list due to an oblique strain.

"I think that's what we're going to do. He was checked out yesterday...we'll make that decision today," Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Garza suffered an oblique strain during spring training in 2013 and missed the first seven weeks of the season. Roenicke hopes Garza won't be sidelined as long this time.

"I don't really know," Roenicke said. "He didn't think he did as much as he did last year. Last year, he was out for a long time. Hopefully this year, it's just a slight one and he won't be out as long."

Marco Estrada and Mike Fiers are the two leading candidates to replace Garza in the rotation.


Matt Garza exits with oblique strain Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was removed from Sunday's start due to a left oblique strain, the team announced.

Garza was rolling before the injury, giving up just one hit in six scoreless innings and striking out four. Though he passed along a 2-0 lead to the bullpen, the Cardinals were able to score three runs in the seventh and eventually win the game, 3-2. Garza will have to be checked out further by medical personnel before his status for his next scheduled start Saturday is known. He owns a 3.58 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 104:43 K:BB ratio in 145 2/3 innings.


Brewers retool weekend rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was scratched for Saturday's start because of a blister on his throwing hand, the team announced. Kyle Lohse, who was initially scheduled to start Sunday, will make the start in his place on Saturday. Matt Garza has been pushed to Sunday.

Matt Garza tosses seven one-run innings vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't factor in to the decision Tuesday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out two in his team's 5-1 loss to the Rays.

Garza surrendered just a solo home run in the sixth inning while facing his old team, but the offense couldn't muster more than a single run before the Rays broke the game open in the eighth. Garza owns a 3.74 ERA and 100:43 K:BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants next Tuesday.


Matt Garza dazzles over eight innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza turned in an excellent start Thursday against the Mets.

Garza gave up just one run on two hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. Garza was fantastic throughout the game, facing the minimum of three batters in five of his eight innings. The only blemish against Garza was a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Other than that, he gave up a single in the third and walked a batter in the fourth. That was all Garza gave up during the game. 

With the win, Garza improved to 7-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Rays.


Matt Garza can't finish first inning in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was only able to record one out before being removed from Saturday's game, taking a loss while giving up five earned runs on five hits and two walks in his team's 8-3 defeat against the Nationals.

Garza (6-7) managed to complete six innings in 11 straight starts heading into the break, giving up just two runs on five hits and four walks in his final two starts of the first half, but he was removed after six straight runners reached base with one out in the first inning Saturday. He owns a 4.04 ERA and 94:40 K:BB ratio in 124 2/3 innings. Garza is slated to face the Mets Thursday.


Brewers announce rotation plans for Nationals series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Brewers announced Sunday their rotation plans for the first series out of the All-Star break at Washington, according to the Milwaukee Journal SentinelKyle Lohse will start the second-half opener Friday, and he will be followed by Matt Garza and Yovani Gallardo.

Matt Garza a hard luck loser Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was a hard luck loser Thursday against the Phillies.

Garza was exceptional early on, holding the Phillies hitless through six innings. He managed to pitch around two singles in the seventh, but ran into some trouble in the eighth. Garza gave up a double and a walk during the inning, though did manage to notch two outs. He was pulled from the game at that point. Will Smith came on in relief and immediately allowed a two-run single. Both runs were charged to Garza, giving him the loss.

Garza's record dropped to 6-6 with the loss. His next start will come shortly after the All-Star break. 


Matt Garza masterful against the Reds Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza turned in a masterful performance Saturday against the Reds.

Garza went the full nine innings, giving up just two hits. He walked two hitters and struck out nine. Garza threw 111 pitches during the appearance. Offense was scarce for both teams Saturday, but Garza was fortunate to get one run in the first inning. That was all he needed, as he tossed his first complete game shutout of the season. 

With the win, Garza improved to 6-5 on the year. He'll take on the Phillies during his next start. 


Matt Garza gets some help to get back to .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza won for the first time in four starts Saturday, in a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Garza went 0-1 despite tossing quality starts in each of his previous three outings, but got some support this time around. He breezed through the first five innings unscathed before running into trouble, and ended up charged with four earned runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. Garza struck out four and walked no hitters on 103 pitches in the win.

Garza improved his record to 5-5, while his ERA rose slightly to 4.10. He will try to make it two wins in a row when he takes the mound next Saturday in Cincinnati. 


Matt Garza strikes out seven in loss vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza took the loss Monday after giving up three earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Nationals.

Garza (4-5) made one big mistake in the game, as Adam LaRoche knocked a three-run home run in the third inning from which the Milwaukee starter couldn't recover. It was Garza's first home run in five starts, and he now owns a 4.01 ERA and 77:34 K:BB ratio in 101 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Rockies at home Saturday.


Matt Garza strikes out four in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while striking out four and walking none in his team's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Garza gave up two runs in the first inning and saw another cross the plate in the third, but he buckled down from that point on and left with the game tied in the eighth inning. He's now ripped off five straight quality starts to bring his ERA down to 4.02. He takes that ERA and a 70:32 K:BB ratio in 94 innings into Monday's matchup with the Nationals.


Matt Garza hit with no-decision Friday vs. Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Brewers starter Matt Garza was forced to settle for a no-decision Friday night against the Reds. The right-hander surrendered five runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out one in seven innings of a 6-5 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Garza has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 4.17 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP through 14 starts (86 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Matt Garza wins second straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Brewers starter Matt Garza got back to .500 Saturday against the Pirates, in a 9-3 win.

Garza was effectively wild in the outing, tossing a quality start despite walking five batters. He scattered the five walks and six hits in six innings of work, while allowing three runs. Garza struck out just one batter while throwing 57 of 96 pitches for strikes in the win, his second in a row.

Garza is now 4-4 on the season, and has tossed three quality starts in a row to lower his ERA to 4.42. His next outing is set for Friday against the Reds.


Matt Garza strikes out eight in scoreless outing Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza earned a win Monday, giving up six hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking two in his team's 6-2 victory over the Twins.

Garza (3-4) turned in his first scoreless performance of the season doubled as his first win since May 5. He owns a 4.42 ERA and 64:26 K:BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. Garza is slated to square off with the Pirates Saturday.


Matt Garza K's 9, loses lead late


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza  got plenty of help early in Tuesday's start against the Orioles, but couldn't make it stand up in a 7-6 win.

 Garza was staked to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but ended up in line for a loss by the time he left the game. Garza allowed six runs between the fourth and seventh innings, though only three were earned.

Garza was charged with three runs on five hits and a pair of walks, while also striking out a season-high nine batters. He was ultimately bailed out by a late rally and finished with a no-decision, leaving him 2-4 with a 4.84 ERA.

Garza is now winless in his last four starts, a streak he will try to bring to an end Monday against the Twins. 


Matt Garza escapes shaky start with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza endured a shaky outing, but managed to escape with a no-decision Thursday night against the Braves in Atlanta. The right-hander yielded four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one in 6 1/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Garza has allowed three-plus earned runs in each of his last five starts. He owns a 4.92 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP in 10 starts (60 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Baltimore.

Matt Garza stays sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza pitched well Saturday against the Cubs in Chicago, but suffered his first loss since April 30.

Garza (2-4) allowed a run-scoring double to Starlin Castro and a two-run double to Wellington Castillo in the opening frame before settling down. He was charged with three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven in seven innings of a 3-0 defeat. He tossed 105 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Garza gas allowed three earned runs in each of his last three starts. He'll look to get back on the winning side on Thursday at Atlanta. In his previous meeting against the Braves, Garza allowed one run on two hits in eight innings of work on April 2.

Matt Garza can't secure second straight win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza couldn't pitch his way to a second straight win Sunday against the Yankees. The right-hander did not factor in a 6-5 win, as he allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in five innings, while striking out four.

The right-hander had a rough start, as New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Kelly Johnson drove in two runs with a ground-rule double.

However, Garza would settle down and not allow another run over his last four innings. He left the game trailing 3-2, but was off the hook for the loss as the Brewers rallied to take a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning.

Garza, who is 2-3 through eight starts, will be back on the hill Saturday against the Cubs. He is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA against Chicago this season.