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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
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Matt Garza gave up four runs over six innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.
It wasn't a great, or even very good, start for the right-hander -- he gave up seven hits and walked three on the afternoon -- but it was enough to get him his first win of the season. Garza has been left for dead in recent years, but he has a respectable 2.81 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list on June 15. The 32-year-old will take on the Cardinals on Friday. Jun 25 - 9:19 PM

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Matt Garza was terrific in a no-decision on Sunday, firing six shutout innings against the Dodgers.

Garza scattered five hits and struck out two without walking a batter in the contest. He left with his team ahead 1-0 and in line for the victory, but the Brewers bullpen was unable to protect his lead. He has shown the ability to be a quality mixed league pitcher in the past, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility that he could be a useful fantasy commodity once again. He'll take on the Nationals his next time out on Sunday.
Jun 19 - 9:55 PM

Making his first start of the season, Matt Garza allowed one run on eight hits over four innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants.

Garza has had to sit out the first two-and-a-half months of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in his final spring start. On Tuesday, the veteran right-hander struck out five and walked one, with only a Brandon Crawford RBI single in the third inning denting the scoreboard during his four innings of work. He threw 87 pitches (54 for strikes), but should be able to improve on his efficiency as he re-acclimates to major league play. While he was roughed up to the tune of a 5.63 ERA in 2015, he had a long track record of success prior to last year's unfortunate result and those in deeper NL-only formats with roster space to spare lose nothing on a speculative flier. Just don't expect miracles. A road date with the Dodgers awaits him next time out.
Jun 15 - 1:41 AM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will make his season debut for the Brewers on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Garza has been on the shelf since suffering a shoulder injury in his final spring training start, but he's ready to go after make three rehab starts. The veteran right-hander put up a 5.63 ERA last season and isn't a good bet for fantasy purposes.
Jun 12 - 12:24 PM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will make his final rehab start at Class-A Wisconsin on Thursday.

Garza has been on the shelf since the beginning of the season as he suffered his shoulder injury in his final spring training start. If the Brewers are ready to move him into the rotation after Thursday it could spell trouble for Wily Peralta, who currently stands on shaky ground with a 6.79 ERA. Garza may be worth a flier in very deep leagues on the off chance he can recapture some of the magic at age 32.
Jun 8 - 5:23 PM

Matt Garza (shoulder) is scheduled to make one more rehab start.

Garza holds a 4.26 ERA over 6 1/3 innings in his first two rehab outings. Assuming the Brewers put him back into their rotation, Wily Peralta's spot might be the most vulnerable.
Jun 5 - 11:42 AM

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

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

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