Cubs, Garza agree to 1-year deal

Published: Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 10:27 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO – Right-hander Matt Garza has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration.

Garza was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay last January and went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA in his first season with the Cubs. He had a team-high 197 strikeouts in 198 innings.

The 28-year-old Garza is 52-54 with a 3.83 ERA in 152 career games over six seasons.

The Cubs announced the deal Friday.

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