GM: Not forced to get Matt Garza

Updated: September 23, 2013, 7:12 PM ET
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that a report that team ownership pressured him into trading for starting pitcher Matt Garza is a fallacy.

Garza, a free agent at the end of the season, was acquired for four prospects on July 23. He is 4-5 with a 4.56 ERA in 12 starts, but delivered in an important start Saturday at Kansas City, allowing a run in eight innings.

"It's not accurate," Daniels said of the Yahoo! Sports report. ...

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