Update: The Cubs Twitter account confirmed the deal and announced the Cubs will be getting two PTBNL:
#Cubs today acquired INF Mike Olt, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP C.J. Edwards and two players to be named from the Texas Rangers for RHP Matt Garza.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 22, 2013
CSN's David Kaplan confirms the deal is finalized. Matt Garza is headed to the Rangers.
Deal is indeed done. Garza is a Ranger. Guy is a great competitor and should be a huge addition for Texas.— David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 22, 2013
Twenty-four hours after Dale Sveum guaranteed Matt Garza would start for the Cubs Monday night, reports came out indicating the veteran right-hander would, indeed, miss his outing.
Source confirms @Ken_Rosenthal report that Matt Garza is headed from the Cubs to the Rangers.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 22, 2013
According to Passan, the Cubs' haul includes third baseman Mike Olt and pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm and a player to be named later.
The Cubs and Rangers were reportedly close to a deal Friday, but that rumor did not come to fruition before the weekend ended, leaving Sveum and the Cubs to field question after question about Garza in anticipation of his turn in the rotation Monday.
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To replace Garza, the Cubs called up Chris Rusin and he will start Monday night against the Diamondbacks, according to Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney:
Cubs not ready to announce Garza trade yet, but Rusin is now scheduled to start tonight in AZ.— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) July 22, 2013
Catcher Dioner Navarro weighed in on the Garza trade:
Navarro on Garza: "He's one of those guys that you can't stand him but you can't live without him."— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) July 22, 2013
Olt and Grimm will be joining the Iowa Cubs, while Edwards will head to Daytona:
Cubs get two players to be named in Garza deal. Olt and Grimm heading to Iowa. Edwards will go to Daytona.— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) July 22, 2013