Report: Cubs Close to Deal with Rangers for Matt Garza, Will Not Start Monday Night

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Rangers are close on a deal that would send Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers.

Rosenthal reported on Monday afternoon that Garza would not be making the start on Monday night against the Diamondbacks.

Updated 4:03pm CDTMultiple reports are indicating that Garza has been scratched from tonight’s start and has been traded to the Rangers.

Updated 4:08pm CDT – According to multiple  reports Mike Olt is in the trade along with RHP C.J. Edwards and a third player according to Ken Rosenthal. The third player is believed to be Joseph Ortiz.

Updated 4:15pm CDT – Multiple reports have indicated Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards and a player to be later will be sent to the Rangers for Matt Garza. Reports from Texas have indicated LHP Joseph Ortiz is in the trade. According to Jon Heyman and David Kaplan, the deal is done pending physicals.

Updated 4:22pm CDT – The Cubs have announced Chris Rusin will start Monday night’s game in Phoenix. The team is not ready to announce the trade yet.

Updated 4:29pm CDT – According to Jeff Passan, final deal: Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Rangers for Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards, Justin Grimm and PTBNL.

Updated 4:35pm CDT – According to the Sun-Times, confirmed deal done for Garza is 4 for 1 with Texas. Cubs get Olt, Edwards, Grimm and ptbnl from pool that includes Ramirez (Cubs choice)

Stay Tuned … Details are coming in.

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