Optimism for Matt Garza, Scott Baker

Updated: January 17, 2013, 12:07 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said he expects rehabbing pitchers Matt Garza and Scott Baker to be ready by the start of the season.

"Both guys should be ready to start the year," Epstein said Wednesday.

"Garza we expect to be full go in spring training and ready to start the year. And Baker, if he stays on schedule that's laid out for him now -- he's up to about 75 pitches by the end of March. So we'll just make a call from there. Both guys are on a nice timetable ...

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