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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Garza has left the Brewers to be with his wife, who is expecting to give birth to twins.
He's not expected to return this season. Garza was already shut down by the Brewers after he refused to pitch out of the bullpen, so it doesn't really change anything. He's expected to be a part of the team's rotation in 2016. The veteran right-hander posted a 5.63 ERA in 25 starts and one relief appearance this season and is owed $12.5 million in each of the next two seasons. Sep 17 - 5:27 PM

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Matt Garza will be shut down for the rest of the 2015 season.

Garza isn't thrilled by the decision and reportedly refused general manager Doug Melvin's offer to pitch out of the bullpen. The Brewers will explore other options with Garza sidelined though it's unclear who his immediate replacement will be. Counsell said Garza will return to the rotation in 2016. The right-hander went 5-14 this year with a 5.63 ERA in 26 appearances.
Sep 5 - 5:08 PM

Matt Garza struggled in a no-decision against the Reds in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing five runs on seven hits over his 4 2/3 innings.

Garza also issued four free passes while striking out two. Eugenio Suarez led the offensive attack against him, with RBI singles in the second and fifth innings. It has been a very difficult season for the veteran right-hander who now sports a 5.69 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday.
Sep 5 - 4:41 PM

Matt Garza will start Friday against the Reds.

The veteran right-hander was previously scheduled to pitch against the Pirates, but the Brewers pushed him back after Zach Davies' arrival. Garza has really struggled of late and owns a disappointing 5.56 ERA on the year.
Sep 1 - 2:04 PM

Matt Garza continued to struggle in a Saturday no-decision against the Reds, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

The Reds smacked Garza in the face early, scoring twice in the first inning and four more times in the second. The big blow in that second frame was a three-run homer by Jay Bruce. The tough outing is nothing new, as Garza's allowed a whopping 19 runs in 13 1/3 innings over his last three starts. He'll drag a 5.56 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time he takes the ball.
Aug 29 - 11:15 PM

Matt Garza was hammered for seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings as the Brewers fell to the Nationals on Sunday.

Garza was staked to a two-run lead after the top of the first inning in the nation's capital, but he gave back one run in the bottom of the first and four runs in the third. Washington then poured on another four runs in the fifth. Garza's ERA is back up above 5.00. He'll get the Reds next at home.
Aug 23 - 5:08 PM

Matt Garza earned his 13th loss after yielding five runs in five innings to the Marlins on Monday.

The Marlins scored twice in the third inning on Dee Gordon's single and another two in the fourth came on a Derek Dietrich home run. Martin Prado tacked on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Overall, Garza gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out only two. Though the right-hander has pitched much better coming out of the All-Star break, he still owns a 4.98 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a 93/46 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. Garza will toe the rubber on the road against the Nationals next.
Aug 17 - 11:17 PM

Matt Garza pitched seven innings of two-run ball, getting a no-decision as the Brewers fell in 10 innings to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Garza allowed a solo home run to Kris Bryant in the second inning and an RBI single to Addison Russell in the fifth. They were two of only three hits he gave up while walking two and striking out four. He's been a much more effective pitcher since returning from the disabled list after the All-Star break, carrying a 2.56 ERA in his last five starts. Garza will look to keep it going next week when he hosts the Marlins.
Aug 12 - 11:12 PM

Matt Garza hurled a solid start in a 10-1 win over the Padres on Thursday afternoon, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings.

Garza struck out five and walked two in the contest. He was the beneficiary of a big day by the Brewer offense and held a 7-0 lead through four innings before Melvin Upton Jr. finally managed to dent the scoreboard with a solo homer off of the veteran right-hander in the fifth inning. While Garza's pitched well in each of his last two starts, outings like these have not been the norm this season and he's the current owner of a 4.95 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He'll head to Wrigley to face the Cubs in his next start. We wouldn't recommend him for even deeper NL-only formats at this point, but if he can put another few starts together that don't look awful, there might be some value here for needy owners.
Aug 6 - 5:48 PM

Matt Garza tossed a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings.

Garza's name was floated about in various rumors prior to the trade deadline, but the veteran right-hander remains a Brewer for the time being. He struck out five and walked four in Saturday's contest with the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo burned him for a three-run homer in the third inning, but Garza otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. His overall numbers are poor, as he holds a 5.17 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, but he'll toss up a respectably veteran outing from time to time. The Padres are up next on his schedule.
Aug 1 - 10:30 PM

Matt Garza was saddled with the loss in Sunday's contest with the Diamondbacks after allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Garza struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. He allowed an RBI triple to Jake Lamb in the fifth inning and a shallow two-run double to a pinch-hitting Chris Owings in the sixth. A possible trade piece at the deadline, Garza holds a slew of ho-hum numbers and is currently pitching to a 5.04 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Assuming he's still with the Brewers when August rolls around, he'll face the Cubs in his next scheduled start.
Jul 26 - 8:01 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays have spoken to the Brewers in recent days, but do not have interest in either Matt Garza or Kyle Lohse.

The Blue Jays desperately need to find a way to upgrade their pitching staff, so if they don't have interest in the Brewers starters, perhaps its closer Francisco Rodriguez who they have interest in.
Jul 25 - 3:05 PM

Matt Garza kept the Indians scoreless over six innings Tuesday, earning the win in the Brewers' 8-1 victory.

Garza scattered six hits while walking two in the start. It was a good return to action for the right-hander, who hadn't started since July 2 due to shoulder tendinitis. The win was Garza's first since June 6, improving his record to 5-10 on the year. He owns an unremarkable 5.23 ERA and 1.53 WHIP heading into Sunday's start at the Diamondbacks.
Jul 21 - 11:29 PM

Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.

Garza, out since July 3 with right shoulder tendinitis, will make his return Tuesday night against the Indians. The 31-year-old owns an ugly 5.55 ERA on the year and would seem to have limited trade appeal leading up to July 31.
Jul 21 - 3:23 PM

Matt Garza will be activated from the disabled list and start for the Brewers on Tuesday against the Indians.

Garza has been on the disabled list since July 6, retroactive to July 3, with tendinitis in his right shoulder. He had been rocked in his previous two starts before that move and probably shouldn't be trusted out of the gate against a sometimes-dangerous Tribe offense. Garza owns a 5.55 ERA on the season.
Jul 20 - 2:23 PM

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