The Texas Rangers were unable to re-sign C.J. Wilson this offseason so it looks like the team might be turning to the trade market to plug the hole in the rotation.
ESPN Chicago reports that the Rangers and Chicago Cubs have had "numerous conversations the past two days" about what it would take to send Matt Garza from Chicago to the Lone Star State.
"Chicago remains hesitant to move the pitcher that most consider to be the team's ace," the site notes. Garza, of course, has only been with Chicago for one season, coming over in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays last offseason.
The 28-year-old Garza went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA last season for the Cubs, who are "seeking top-tier prospects from Texas" in the deal, a source tells the site. Since debuting with the Minnesota Twins in 2006, Garza has gone 52-54 with a 3.83 ERA and 769 strikeouts.
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