Will Yoder
Thursday February 2nd, 2012

Former Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza’s American League Championship ring was reported stolen on Tuesday from his home in Fresno County, California, according to Yahoo Sports.

The 14k white gold ring, encrusted with white and yellow diamond and engraved with Garza’s name, is valued at $30,000.

Similarly, former teammates Evan Longoria, David Price, and Reid Brignac also had their homes burglarized last year. Garza received the ring after the Rays won the American League Championship Series in 2008.  Garza was named the M.V.P. in the series win against the Boston Red Sox.  The starting pitcher was traded from the Rays to the Chicago Cubs on Jan. 7, 2011 as part of an eight-player deal.

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