Tyler Radecki
Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays are unlikely to acquire Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Blue Jays are not willing to give up top prospects for Garza, who is only under club control for two more seasons.

The Blue Jays tried to acquire pitchers Mat Latos and Gio Gonzalez and bid for Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Latos was traded to Cincinnati, Gonzalez was traded to Washington and the Texas Rangers won the rights to negotiate with Darvish.

Accoring to Rosenthal, the Blue Jays are unlikely to pursue free-agent starter Edwin Jackson and “do not appear interested” in free-agents Hiroki Kuroda and Roy Oswalt. Garza, 28, was traded to the Chicago Cubs from the Tampa Bay Rays last offseason and was 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA in 198 innings for Chicago this past season.

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