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Matt Garza feeling sick, “iffy” to make Sunday start

May 5, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT

Matt Garza AP

There’s a flu bug going around the Cubs clubhouse and the latest victim is Matt Garza, with manager Dale Sveum saying this morning that the right-hander is “iffy” to make his scheduled Sunday start.

Garza was originally supposed to start today before being pushed back in the rotation and Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have “summoned” Travis Wood from Triple-A to be on call in case Garza can’t pitch against the Dodgers.

Wood was acquired from the Reds in the Sean Marshall trade and has an ugly 5.18 ERA in five starts at Triple-A, but that comes along with a strong 30/8 K/BB ratio in 28 innings and the 25-year-old southpaw has a 4.18 ERA in 209 career innings as a big leaguer.

  1. dondada10 - May 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    This might be the first time I believe the flu excuse isn’t a hangover. Unless Matt Garza went on a hellacious bender Friday night.

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