Matt Garza and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Garza, who was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers in July, went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts last season. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 67-67 record and 3.84 ERA over the course of his eight-year career.
Garza was considered one of the top starting pitchers remaining on the free-agent market, joining the likes of Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez and Bronson Arroyo. Now that Masahiro Tanaka, considered the best pitcher available in free agency this winter, has signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees, the remaining starters could soon land with teams.
Garza, who is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in five career postseason starts, has played for the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays in addition to the Cubs and Rangers. His new deal with the Brewers reportedly is pending a physical.