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MRI Shows Garza Fine

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A precautionary MRI was done on Matt Garza this week after the righ-thander complained of cramping in his right triceps. The results came back clean and ``real positive'', manager Dale Sveum said Friday.
``It was very clean. There was a trace of fluid where the cramping was in the triceps. He's doing better, but we'll wait to see what his throwing program will be,'' Sveum said.
With Garza not expected to throw until later next week, it leaves the Cubs without a scheduled starter for Monday--and the trade possibilities surrounding Garza in limbo as well.
Garza and rotation mate Ryan Dempster continue to draw the most rumor talk, though Cubs officials had nothing new to report Friday morning.
Dempster took part in his normal off day routines and is scheduled as the starter for Tuesday, the day the deadline expires at 3 p.m.
``I don't care who you are, it's distracting,'' Sveum said, admitting it is also a distraction for him. ``It's here and you know it's part of the game, but you want to move on.''
Sveum also said he and Dempster had ``a real good talk'' after his dugout tantrum in Pittsburgh after being taken out of the game. Sveum downplayed the situation as well.
``Players have a right to snap. It's not because of one thing or being taken out. It's a competitive sport. There are a lot of reasons why you might not have a good day.
``We had a good talk and everything is good.''
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Garza has at least one other matter preoccupying him now--the impending birth of his fourth child.
Garza came home early from Pittsburgh to be with his wife and have the MRI performed.
Plans are for Serina Garza to be induced early next week.

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