Cubs Send Garza to Rangers for 5 Players

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    Matt Garza #22 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 27, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Chicago Cubs officials on Monday sent starter Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers.

    The right-hander had been long coveted by the Rangers and was among the best available pitchers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

    In return, Chicago picked up infielder Mike Olt, right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm, right-handed pitcher C.J. Edwards and two yet-to-be-named players.
     
    There were numerous reports Monday, all citing major league or unidentified sources, that Texas had a deal to acquire Garza.

    Garza had been scheduled to pitch for the Cubs on Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.