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UPDATE: Brewers say deal with Matt Garza is not done

Jan 23, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Adam McCalvy of MLB.com hears that the holdup is not related to medical concerns and that it’s just taking some time to wrap up the deal. It’s still a weird situation, as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Garza took his physical today and the Brewers were prepared to introduce him at a news conference.

7:26 p.m. ET: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this afternoon that the Brewers and right-hander Matt Garza had agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract, but this mysterious Tweet from the team suggests that there could be a hitch in the plan:

It’s very unusual to see an announcement like this. Usually teams will not confirm or deny reports of signings until a physical is completed. As Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel speculates, this could be a sign that some physical issue has come up. For what it’s worth, Garza has dealt with elbow and lat issues in recent years. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers general manager declined to comment when asked if there was a red flag during the physical.

Stay tuned.

  1. brewcrewchamps - Jan 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    What the beard is going on over there?

  2. NYTolstoy - Jan 23, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    The O’s are jumping for joy right about now. Take the heat of their debacle for a bit.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 23, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      Are they using the same doctor as Baltimore? It would not surprise me.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 23, 2014 at 8:55 PM

        at least they are not using the same doctor that said Josh “2 win” Johnson was A-OK to go last season for the bluejays!! Is it true when Josh got paid by the bluejays last season he showed up wearing a ski mask? Well if it isn’t true he should have that’s for sure

  3. buffalo65 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    He should have for sure.
    Garza must have some issues. Too bad, he’d be a decent pick up.

  4. dirtydave6986 - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    The Brewers just realized that Matt Garza is going to be their best pitcher

  5. chaoticsmelt - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Anyone else thinking, “Jeff Suppan, Part 2″??!!

    • shaggytoodle - Jan 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      I hope your wrong but I remember those moves quite well… Wolf, Marcum… they were ok when their control was on, but when it was off, it got ugly in a hurry.

      I think Garza has more arm strength then those guys… all though a lot has changed since the last time I have seen that guy pitch so maybe he isn’t as hard throwing as I remember.

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