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Cubs Lose Garza


The Chicago Cubs have placed starting pitcher Matt Garza on the 15 day disabled list.  The injury has been diagnosed as a bone contusion in his right elbow.

The club is hoping Garza will only miss one more start.

The right hander started experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm during a side session last week.  Garza was later scratched from Sunday’s start against the Red Sox.

In his first season with Chicago, Garza has been the club’s most consistent starter.  Over 9 starts, he has managed an ERA of 3.72 to go along with a league leading 10.99 K/9.

Chicago has called up outfielder Lou Montanez to take Garza’s roster spot.  The third overall selection in the 2000 draft, Montanez has been raking in AAA, posting a line of .369/.429/.573 in 42 games.

Though he was drafted by the Cubs, Montanez broke into the bigs with the Orioles back in 2008.  He returned to Chicago this offseason after spending several years in Baltimore.