Cubs Sign Garza For One More Year
Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a one year $9.5 million contract just before the scheduled start of a salary arbitration hearing. The agreement was $725,000 below the midpoint between the $12.5 million the pitcher had asked for in arbitration last month and $7.95 million the Cubs had offered.
Garza was acquired from Tampa Bay in January 2011 and went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA in his first season with the Cubs, when he made $5.95 million. He had a team-high 197 strikeouts in 198 innings.
The 28-year-old Garza is 52-54 with a 3.83 ERA in 152 career games over six seasons.