Garza helped lure Jackson to Chicago

Garza helped lure Jackson to Chicago
December 28, 2012, 10:30 pm
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In an interview Friday, Matt Garza guaranteed he will be ready to pitch come Opening Day after an elbow injury cut his 2012 season short.

Garza also relayed the conversations that he had with newly signed pitcher Edwin Jackson, who asked Garza for his thoughts on playing at Wrigley Field and handling day baseball.

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"I told Edwin that he has to approach the season in spring training mode, where everything is day baseball," Garza said. "He also has to be ready to handle 80 degree temperatures in Arizona and then 30's and 40's in Chicago and the Midwest.

"I also told him that as a father Jackson and his wife have a young son, that he will love day games because he will be home to have dinner with his family and he can take his kids to school when we are on a homestand. I told him he would love playing in Chicago."