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Rangers close to acquiring Garza

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The Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs are closing in on a deal that would send pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers, but talks have hit a snag and the deal is unlikely to be completed Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

The Rangers are offering prospects Mike Olt, Neil Ramirez, and C.J. Edwards, multiple media outlets reported.

Garza, 29, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA this season. He said earlier he was told by the Cubs that he would be traded within the next few days.

Olt, a third baseman, was rated the No. 22 overall prospect by both Baseball America and entering the 2013 season. His is batting .208 in Tiple-A this season.

Ramirez is a 24-year-old right-hander currently starting for Double-A Frisco. In 92 innings, he has a 3.33 ERA .

Edwards is a 21-year-old right-hander with Single-A Hickory of the South Atlantic League.

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