Even though they are playing better under new manager Craig Counsell, the Milwaukee Brewers are likely to be sellers at this years trade deadline. They have attractive trade pieces such as Jonathan Lucroy and Jean Segura, but they don’t seem too interested in moving them.
Garza, 31, has two years left on his current deal and has a vesting option worth $13 million for the 2018 season.
Garza has struggled so far this season, but recently had his best start of the season against the Chicago Cubs, going seven innings and allowing only three hits and one earned run. On the season, he is 2-4 with a 4.04 ERA and 33/19 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
While he isn’t an elite pitcher, he is capable of being a steady middle-of-the-rotation type pitcher. He could be Plan B or C for a team that is targeting a bigger fish on the trade market such as Johnny Cueto or Cole Hamels.
There is a lot of time left between now and the trade deadline, but it’s likely these are Garza’s last few months in Milwaukee.
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