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Matt Garza probably won’t be ready for Opening Day

Feb 28, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Matt Garza played catch from flat ground today as he tries to recover from a strained lat muscle, but Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs right-hander “seems braced for the possibility of opening the season on the disabled list.”

“If I try to rush and be ready April 1, I might be re-injured in June, and be out,” Garza said. “If I take my time, maybe I’m pitching April 15 through October, maybe November.”

In addition to the lat strain Garza is also coming back from elbow problems that plagued him last season, so the Cubs have every reason to be cautious considering a healthy Garza is a prime trade candidate with free agency around the corner.

 

  1. Old Gator - Feb 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    The Cubbies can still have Tweeter for him, straight up,

  2. baccards - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Is Garza already putting himself in the “I expect to be traded” category? Pitching in November with the Cubbies indeed.

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