Garza won't pitch again for Cubs before trade deadline
Matt Garza has slight fluid buildup in his right triceps area, the team said
Garza left his start at St. Louis after just three innings on Saturday
He is 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA and could return to the mound late next week
Garza left his last start after three innings at St. Louis on Saturday when he experienced cramps. The Cubs decided to give Garza an extra couple of days rest before he underwent the MRI.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the results of the MRI "came back real clean" and if Garza is able to complete his throwing program without difficulty over the next few days, the right-hander could return late next week.
The 28-year-old was back in uniform on Friday after being excused from a road trip. His wife is expecting the couple's fourth child.
Garza, 5-7 with 3.91 ERA, is considered one of the top starters available in the market. Tuesday is the last day to makes trades without waivers.
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