MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Matt Garza and the Milwaukee Brewers finally have an agreement in place. Speaking at a Brewers fan event on Sunday, owner Mark Attanasio said a four- year deal with the free agent pitcher needed only final approval from Major League Baseball and the players association.
The team shortly after announced the deal on its Twitter feed. Reports on Thursday indicated the two sides had agreed to a $52 million control, but the team later released a statement that said negotiations were still ongoing.
The top starting pitcher left on the market after Masahiro Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
Garza was 10-6 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.
Garza opened the year with the Cubs before being dealt to the Rangers near the July 31 deadline.