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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Garza (lat) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Wisconsin on Tuesday.
He'll need a couple of rehab starts before he's ready to go. Garza plans on making his season debut on or around June 14. If you're struggling for pitching depth in deeper mixed leagues, he could be worth a look as a low-cost addition. May 28 - 1:42 PM

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Matt Garza (lat) is scheduled to throw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

If that goes smoothly, he'll throw live batting practice Saturday and continue ramping up from there. "No setbacks," Garza told reporters Tuesday. "I’m pumped." The 32-year-old right-hander expects to be ready to make his 2016 debut by the middle of June.
May 24 - 5:58 PM

Matt Garza (lat) said he felt good after Thursday's bullpen session.

He's scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Sunday. Garza's recovery from a strained lat has gone slower than expected but he hasn't suffered any setbacks and could be back with the Brewers early next month. The 32-year-old is coming off one of his worst seasons (6-14, 5.63 ERA in 2015) and can probably be ignored for fantasy purposes.
May 19 - 6:49 PM

Matt Garza (lat) will throw off a mound next week.

He seems to be following the same rehab schedule as Corey Knebel (oblique). Garza was placed on the 60-day DL last month, so the earliest he could return is June. The veteran has been slow to recover from a strained lat he suffered in spring training.
May 14 - 4:32 PM

Matt Garza (lat) resumed a throwing program on Friday.

He just did a little playing catch, as he's at the beginning of a long rehab process. Garza was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, which means he's not eligible to return until June.
Apr 29 - 5:45 PM

Brewers transferred RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Which means he is going to be sidelined until at least early June. Garza was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 5, retroactive to April 2, with a right lat strain. The initial recovery timetable was 4-6 weeks.
Apr 28 - 11:03 AM

Matt Garza (lat) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Garza was officially placed on the disabled list Tuesday after suffering a right lat strain in his final spring training start and we won't be hearing from him again until sometime in May. Taylor Jungmann is going to start in Garza's place Wednesday against the Giants.
Apr 5 - 5:15 PM

Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2, with a right lat strain.

Garza exited his final spring training start with shoulder tightness and now he'll miss the early part of the season. Taylor Jungmann will start in his place Wednesday against the Giants while Tyler Cravy has been called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the active roster.
Apr 5 - 1:15 PM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will not make his first scheduled start Wednesday versus the Giants.

Taylor Jungmann is going to get the nod instead. Garza had to leave his final spring training start after experiencing tightness in his right shoulder. He is scheduled to be examined by team doctors on Monday and a 15-day disabled list stint could very well be coming.
Apr 4 - 11:39 AM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Garza exited his last spring training start with shoulder tightness, but the Brewers seem confident that it isn't a major issue. As long as he feels fine during Sunday's mound session, he'll be cleared to start the third game of the season for the Brew Crew.
Apr 3 - 11:30 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Friday that he expects Matt Garza (shoulder) to be ready for his next scheduled start.

Which would be his first start of the regular season. Garza was lifted from Friday's outing against the Astros with tightness in his pitching shoulder, but Counsell said pulling the righty was precautionary. It sounds like Garza will avoid a disabled list stint, but we'll have to see how he recovers over the next few days.
Apr 1 - 5:20 PM

Matt Garza exited Friday's start against the Astros with right shoulder tightness.

It's unclear at this point how big of a setback this will be, but obviously Garza is headed for a disabled list stint to open the season. Zach Davies would seem to be the likeliest candidate to take Garza's rotation spot, although the Brewers could address that after the game.
Apr 1 - 3:48 PM

Matt Garza left Friday's start against the Astros with an undisclosed injury.

It's unclear what happened, but Garza eventually walked off the mound in the fourth inning after a discussion with Brewers manager Craig Counsell and the trainer. The club should pass along an update on the righty shortly.
Apr 1 - 3:27 PM

Matt Garza yielded four runs in five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

The Brewers could have made Garza compete for a rotation spot this spring after last year's shenanigans, but they didn't go that route. He'd probably have won one anyway, as his 4.82 ERA is lower than that of Wily Peralta, Taylor Jungmann or Chase Anderson. Still, there's nothing to get excited about here. He has a 9/10 K/BB ratio in his 18 2/3 innings.
Mar 27 - 12:49 AM

Matt Garza allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings of work against the Angels on Monday.

Garza surrendered eight hits -- although just one of them went for extra bases -- while walking one and striking out two. The veteran right-hander holds a 3.95 ERA this spring to go along with an unimpressive 6/9 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 frames. The Brewers will be crossing their fingers in hopes that Garza can turn into a trade chip with a strong first half.
Mar 21 - 7:04 PM

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