Friday, July 19, 2013
Matt Garza waiting out rumor mill
By Bruce Levine
DENVER -- The rumor mill isn’t getting to Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza -- at least not yet. Garza had to endure a day of endless tweets and texts Friday speculating he’d be dealt to the Texas Rangers for prospects.
“It’s been a rough morning,” said Garza, who took a 6 a.m. flight from Chicago on Friday. “I am waiting, going about my day like I usually do. I have to get my upper-body work in because I throw on Monday.”
A source confirmed that the Cubs and Rangers were going over medical reports on players, including Garza’s.
This is a big deal when you are dealing with players who may have had injuries before,” the source said. “This is not just a rubber stamp on a deal, is what I hear.”
Garza was told earlier in the week that he should be ready for a possible trade at any time.
“Right now everything is just rumors,” he said. “(My agent) was told it could happen. Until something is definite… Last year they told me something could happen. The year before they told me something could and (it) did happen. In the past there have been a lot of ‘could.’ I am going to keep going until ‘could’ turns into ‘does.’ I am just like Finding Nemo, I will just keep swimming.”
Garza is scheduled to pitch Monday in Arizona if he is not dealt this weekend.