Brewers say no Matt Garza deal, yet


The two parties apparently have not reached an agreement, contrary to previous reports.

A previously reported deal between the Milwaukee Brewers and free-agent pitcher Matt Garza is not done yet, according to a team press release.

Garza and the Brewers reportedly agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal earlier on Thursday, with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal breaking the news that the deal was done pending a physical. Immediate concerns were that the Brewers found something in the physical that would present a problem, but the actual issue is that a final agreement has not been reached, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Garza has made only 42 starts over the last two seasons due to an elbow injury and muscle strain but made the most of his limited time, posting a 3.86 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers in 2012 and 2013.

If the deal goes through, it will represent the largest ever given by the Brewers to a free-agent pitcher.

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