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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN

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Matt Garza will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Garza, who is currently a free agent, initially suffered the injury last June when he collided with teammate Jesus Aguilar. The veteran right-hander held a 3.83 ERA through his first eight starts last season before suffering the injury. He went on to post a 5.66 ERA the rest of the way. It's going to be a long rehab for the 34-year-old Garza, and this is something that could potentially end his career. Jan 8 - 9:30 PM

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Matt Garza lasted just 2 2/3 innings on Wednesday afternoon in Cincinnati.

Garza was pounded for five earned runs on two walks and six hits and he has now surrendered 32 runs -- 27 earned -- over his last 24 frames. If the Brewers want to make a real run at a postseason spot, they can't give him another start.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Matt Garza will start Wednesday against the Reds.

Garza had his turn skipped on Sunday after he was knocked around for six runs over 3 1/3 innings by the Cardinals last Tuesday. He'll likely be on a short leash with this one. He doesn't come recommended in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:15:00 AM

The Brewers will skip Matt Garza in the rotation Sunday after he gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday.

Craig Counsell said Garza isn't necessarily out of the rotation, but it looks like the Brewers are opening his spot for auditions. They can go with Brandon Woodruff and Brent Suter at the back of the rotation in September, and they also have Junior Guerra potentially ready for another opportunity.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Matt Garza walked five batters and yielded six runs – three earned – over only 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Cardinals.

Garza had a chance to get out of a sticky situation in the third, but he bobbled a potential inning-ending double play ball and then Manny Pina dropped the pitcher’s throw home. He threw a whopping 87 pitches over his 3 1/3 frames. Garza will take a 4.77 ERA into Sunday’s matchup versus the Nationals.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Matt Garza surrendered one run on five hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

A fine rebound outing for Garza, who had coughed up 18 earned runs in his last three starts. In Wednesday's outing, the veteran right-hander struck out six and walked two, with only a Buster Posey sacrifice fly in the first inning preventing him from five shutout frames. He will bring a 4.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into a home start against the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 06:55:00 PM

Matt Garza was pounded for eight runs -- seven earned -- in 4 1/3 innings by the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday.

Garza's rotation spot is probably vulnerable now, what with Chase Anderson returning on Sunday. He's allowed 18 earned runs in 13 innings over his last three starts, taking his ERA from 3.68 to 4.81.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Matt Garza picked up his sixth victory of the season on Sunday despite allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Reds.

The veteran right-hander struggled mightily with his command, issuing five free passes while striking out two. He served up a two-run homer to Adam Duvall in the fourth inning, then the Reds added on another pair while chasing him in the sixth. He'll carry a 4.38 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into a tough matchup against the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 05:23:00 PM

Matt Garza was destroyed in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, allowing eight runs on eight hits over just 3 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander also issued two walks while striking out three. His problem in this one was keeping the ball in the yard. Max Kepler tagged him for a two-run shot in the third inning, then Kepler and Eddie Rosario clubbed solo homers in the fourth inning and Brian Dozier added a grand slam. Garza will bring a 4.34 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Reds.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Matt Garza pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball for the win as the Brewers edged the Cardinals 2-1 on Thursday.

Garza has been a five-inning pitcher this year, but he's been a surprisingly solid one, posting a 3.68 ERA in 16 starts. He's 5-5 and the Brewers are 8-8 in his starts this year. That may be average, but it's certainly more than the Brewers were expecting to get from him this year.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 10-day disabled list.

Garza will return to the Brewers' starting rotation on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals after spending exactly 10 days on the DL with a right lower leg strain. The veteran right-hander has posted a decent 3.83 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 15 starts this season for Milwaukee, though he's tallied just 56 strikeouts over 82 1/3 frames.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 10:51:00 AM

Matt Garza (leg) is expected to return from the disabled list Thursday against the Cardinals.

The Brewers decided a rehab assignment wasn't necessary after Garza showed well in Monday's bullpen session. Garza has done a respectable job when healthy, producing a 3.83 ERA over 15 starts. He won his last outing against St. Louis, holding the Red Birds to four runs in five innings back on June 14.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a right lower leg strain.

Garza had been scheduled to start against the Nationals on Thursday, but that is no longer in the cards. The Brewers have yet to announce a replacement starter. There is no current timetable for Garza's return. Prior to landing on the disabled list, he had been pitching to a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Matt Garza yielded two runs in five innings of work in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

Garza held the Phillies scoreless after giving up a two-run homer to Freddy Galvis in the first inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. He fanned four and walked three on the evening. The veteran right-hander has been surprisingly effective this season, posting a 3.83 ERA and 56/25 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings across 15 starts. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:37:00 PM

Matt Garza surrendered one run on three hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Garza did walk three (and only struck out one), but he was able to keep the Brewers off the scoreboard outside of an RBI double allowed to Odubel Herrera in the fifth inning. The veteran hurler will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP (14 starts) into a road date with these same Phillies next time he takes to the mound.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Manny Pina
2Erik Kratz
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Saladino
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Junior Guerra
6Wade Miley
7Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jeremy Jeffress
4Matt Albers
5Dan Jennings
6Taylor Williams
7Jacob Barnes
8Adrian Houser