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Garza Improves

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The news Monday that Matt Garza threw well in the bullpen may have a bigger impact to other teams as the 3 p.m. Tuesday trade deadline nears.
For the immediate Cubs future, it meant the right-hander can be slated to start by the end of the week if he feels no discomfort Tuesday.
``Matt threw a full bullpen and it went entirely well,'' manager Dale Sveum said. ``He threw all his pitches, had velocity, he extended himself wth sliders and changeups. It went well.
``We'll see how he feels [Tuesday] and hopefully schedule him in three or four days.''
Garza hasn't pitched since July 21 when he left his start in St. Louis after three innings experiencing triceps discomfort. His name has been prominent in trade rumors along with Ryan Dempster. But unlike Dempster, he will not be a free agent and would remain under team control next season.

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