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Garza is coming off of a right-elbow injury that caused him to miss the last two months of the 2012. The 2013 season is the last on Garza’s current contract, but when asked about a potential long term deal, Matt made it clear his mind was focused on his play.
“Right now, I just want to pitch,” said the right-hander, who was limited to 18 starts in 2012 because of right elbow injury. “I’m happy this year is settled and taken care of. I’m not even thinking about [a long-term deal], I need to pitch. That’s my focus now.”
“We are not interested in giving away any of our young talented players,” Towers said last Saturday at the Professional Scouts Foundation dinner in Los Angeles. “My job is to get the best players in order to win championships here in Arizona. That said, someone will have to give us equal value if we move one of our top players.”
Chicago also is relatively close to Price’s home in Nashville, and Price is one of those AL pitchers who dreams of playing in the NL and taking his regular turn in a batting order.
“I’m very happy what I have seen so far this year,” Soriano said. “We have a better rotation and young guys with more experience. I think we have a chance to win more games and try to make the playoffs.”
“We want [Jackson] to start in Iowa,” Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said, per CSN Chicago. “Things can happen over the course of a spring with injuries and whatnot, but I think we saw he’s got some things he can work on in Iowa. I look at it very, very similarly to the way I looked at things with Rizzo. [Jackson] can take some of those lessons back to Iowa. If he takes the same attitude Anthony did, I don’t see any reason he can’t do the same thing.”
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