Brewers announce signing of free agent pitcher Matt Garza

Jan. 26, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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MILWAUKEE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Veteran free agent pitcher Matt Garza has been signed to a contract by the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced Sunday.

The Brewers confirmed the signing on their official Twitter account after team owner Mark Attanasio said at a fan event Sunday a four-year deal with Garza had been struck.

The contract needs final approval from Major League Baseball and the players association, Attanasio said.

Terms of the deal with the 30-year-old right-hander weren't announced, but reports indicated the two sides had agreed to $52 million. Garza was the top pitcher remaining in the free agent market after the New York Yankees inked Masahiro Tanaka Wednesday.

Garza compiled an 10-6 record with a 3.82 ERA and 136 strikeouts over 155 1/3 innings in 24 combined starts between the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers last season.

He sports a 67-67 lifetime record and a 3.84 ERA over eight seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, the Cubs and Rangers.

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