Matt Garza SP MIL Dec 06 '78

Cubs manager Dale Sveum expects Matt Garza (lat strain) to be ready for Opening Day if he's able to resume throwing in the next few days.

Barring a setback, Garza is expected to throw sometime this week. The right-hander suffered a strained lat while throwing batting practice earlier this month, but it sounds like he'll be ready to roll by Opening Day as long as he doesn't have a setback. Garza, of course, is also coming back from a stress reaction in his pitching elbow.