Matt Garza has 1,001 strikeouts over 1,182 innings in his MLB career. (Jim Cowsert / Associated Press)
Free-agent right-hander Matt Garza and the Brewers have agreed on a four-year, $52 million deal, according to multiple reports.
Garza, 30, was 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season in 11 starts for the Cubs and 13 starts for the Rangers. He had 136 strikeouts in 155.1 innings.
The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Garza’s deal leaves three big-name free agent starting pitchers still on the market Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez.
Garza has a career record of 67-67 over eight seasons with the Twins, Rays, Cubs and Rangers.
Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have team logos on their Hall of Fame plaques.
The decision was announced Thursday by the Hall, which added that Joe Torre’s plaque will have the logo of the New York Yankees.
Plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Atlanta Braves logos, and Frank Thomas’ will have the logo of the Chicago White Sox.
The six will be inducted during ceremonies on July 27. The managers were elected last month by the Hall’s expansion-era committee and the players were chosen this month by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Of the 300 previous Hall members, 86 have caps with logos and 42 don’t have caps.
Maddux began his big league career with the Chicago Cubs from 1986-92, winning the first of his four Cy Young Awards in his final season at Wrigley Field. He was with the Braves from 1993-03, winning Cy Youngs in his first three seasons in Atlanta, then returned to the Cubs from 2004-06. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres from 2006-08.
“I feel good about it; I spent half my career in Chicago and half of my career in Atlanta,” Maddux said during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. “I love both places.”
La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox (1979-86), Oakland (1986-95) and St. Louis (1996-11), winning World Series titles in 1989, 2006 and 2011.