5 years ago

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Thursday that Matt Garza (lat) is a week or so away from throwing off a mound.

Garza is slowly building up his workload through long tossing and hasn't experienced any pain in his lat muscle. The Cubs are hoping that he'll be ready to join the rotation at some point in May. He could be trade bait if he proves his health and gets off to a fast start.