Hot Stove Report: Brewers Reportedly Closing in on Free Agent Starting Pitcher
Well this morning just got a whole lot less productive.
I received a message this morning that the Milwaukee Brewers were advancing in their negotiations with a free agent. Amazingly enough, it isn’t a first baseman on a minor-league deal. (Shocking, I know.)
On the contrary, in this case the player in question — again, according to the message from a source — indicated that the Brewers were working on signing a free agent starting pitcher.
I don’t have time to get into Garza’s 2013 or the rest of his career at this point. And his throwing problems when fielding ground balls are well-documented on the interwebs as well.
Here’s a link to his Baseball-Reference page: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garzama01.shtml
I’ll add details as I have the opportunity to do so.
***UPDATE (12:14 PM CT)***
Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal being negotiated is believed to be 4yr/$52 million.
***UPDATE 2 (12:19 PM CT)***
Rosenthal has confirmed the deal, pending a physical.