The Matt Garza deal took an odd turn this evening. Though the deal was reported as done earlier today by several sources, the Brewers have not officially announced the signing yet, and some of the writers for the Brewers are noticing some odd comments from the Brewers.
The Brewers first noted this on their Twitter stream minutes ago:
Despite media reports, negotiations between the #Brewers and Matt Garza are ongoing, but there is no deal yet.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 24, 2014
There is no word on this yet, but beat writers Tom Haudricourt and Adam McCalvy are noticing a few strange things with the signing:
Could mean there was some issue with Garza's physical. He has a checkered medical past.— Tom (@Haudricourt) January 24, 2014
I've never seen a statement like that from #Brewers. Very odd. Something definitely holding this up.— Tom (@Haudricourt) January 24, 2014
Asst. GM Gord Ash declined comment when asked whether there was an issue with Garza's physical.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) January 24, 2014
We will keep you up to date on any updates with the Garza signing as they happen.