Report: Cubs, Tigers “Down The Road” In Discussions About Matt Garza

Tuesday January 10th, 2012

The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers are “down the road” in discussions about sending starting pitcher Matt Garza to Detroit in exchange for prospects, according to David Kaplan of

According to Kaplan, the Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays have all expressed interest in the 28-year-old pitcher.

Kaplan speculates that the Tigers have enough prospects to complete the deal, writing that top prospects pitchers Jacob Turner and Casey Crosby and third baseman Nick Castellanos could be targeted by new Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Garza was acquired by the Cubs last offseason and went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA in 2011 for Chicago.

Update (9:52 p.m.) - Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus reports that he's hearing the Tigers are willing to discuss Turner but aren't as likely to trade Castellanos.

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