The trade between the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers regarding pitcher Matt Garza is getting closer, according to a tweet by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2013
The Rangers have been the front runner for Garza for some time. The clubs may get the deal done before Garza makes his next start for the Cubs on Monday.
Rosenthal notes that there are prospects from various levels in play, including right handed pitcher C.J. Edwards. Mike Olt could also “possibly” be involved.
Earlier Thursday night, it was reported that other teams, including the Dodgers were still possible suitors for the 29 year old. The Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Indians were also talking with the Cubs, but the Rangers have been the most motivated to get a deal done.
Garza is 11-6 on the season with a 3.17 ERA in 71 innings pitched.