Cubs trade Garza to Rangers

Cubs trade Garza to Rangers
July 22, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

Update: The Cubs Twitter account confirmed the deal and announced the Cubs will be getting two PTBNL:

CSN's David Kaplan confirms the deal is finalized. Matt Garza is headed to the Rangers. 

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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.

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:

Catcher Dioner Navarro weighed in on the Garza trade:

Olt and Grimm will be joining the Iowa Cubs, while Edwards will head to Daytona: 

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