Matt Garza #22 - SP


  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1983/11/26
  • POB: Selma, CA
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Minnesota in 2005 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Garza is hot (1-0, 0.84 in last 10.2IP).
Year to date272788011163.1143776612501261.183.64
On Pace282888011170.014880691252131-3.64

Scouting Report

AssetsCan hurl a mid-90's fastball and adds a hard slider, curve and changeup. Is a workhorse with a bulldog mentality on the bump. Can also display dominant stuff.
FlawsHas occasional lapses in concentration, which can often lead to a long ball or big inning against him. Isn't as dominant against left-handed hitters.
Career potentialInconsistent workhorse starter with good stuff.

Honours and Awards

2008AL - American League Championship - Most Valuable Player

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/01Missed 24 games (ribcage injury).
2014/08/05Ribcage injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 4th, 2014).
2014/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a four-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/07/22Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2013/05/21Missed 43 games (strained lat muscle).
2013/03/31Strained lat muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2013).
2013/01/17Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2012/11/02Missed the last 69 regular season games (right elbow injury).
2012/08/21Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow injury).
2012/08/06Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2012/07/22Triceps injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/16Missed 4 games (strained right hamstring).
2012/05/12Strained right hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/05/11Missed 5 games (illness).
2012/05/05Illness, day-to-day.
2012/02/03Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2011/06/06Missed 14 games (right elbow injury).
2011/05/24Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2011/05/21Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2011/01/08Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2008/04/25Missed 15 games (right arm injury).
2008/04/09Right arm injury, 15-day DL.
2007/11/28Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2007/06/28Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2007/03/28Optioned to Rochester (AAA).
2007/03/02Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2006/10/03Did not make the Minnesota Twins playoff roster.
2006/08/08Contract purchased from Rochester (AAA).
2005/06/13Signed by the Minnesota Twins.


2014/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2013/07/22Chicago Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt, Justin Grimm, C.J. Edwards and one or two players to be named later (Neil Ramirez - .August 23 2013).
2011/01/08Tampa Bay Rays traded Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zachary Rosscup to the Chicago Cubs for Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Robinson Chirinos, Brandon Guyer and Sam Fuld.
2007/11/28Tampa Bay Rays traded Delmon Young, Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan.
2005/06/07Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th overall) in 2005.

Career Stats

2013Chicago CubsNL11116100071.0612625820621.143.17
2013Total ChN/TexMLB2424106010155.1150736620421361.243.82
2012Chicago CubsNL181857000103.29048451532961.183.91
2011Chicago CubsNL31311010020198.0186907314631971.263.32
2010Tampa BayAL33321510131204.2193948928631501.253.91
2009Tampa BayAL3232812000203.0177938925791891.263.95
2008Tampa BayAL3030119032184.2170837619591281.243.70
2008Vero BeachA11000003.28440343.009.82
2006New BritainAA10106200057.1402216214680.942.51
2006Fort MyersA885100044.127137311530.861.42
2005Fresno StateNCAA191765100108.111049375371201.363.07
2004Fresno StateNCAA2796351190.010354491234771.524.90
2003Fresno StateNCAA1991600043.1635546831212.179.55


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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