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The Milwaukee Brewers signed starting pitcher Matt Garza to a contract worth $50 million over four years. This deal was reported on Thursday, but it was finalized on Sunday.
Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says that both sides have a deal "in place," according to NBC Sports. Garza's deal includes $4 million in incentives and a fifth-year option worth $13 million. This would make Garza's deal worth $67 million over five years.
This is the first time that the team has made an official statement on Garza's deal, according to MLB.com. There was never a news conference held at Miller Park, but the Brewers agreed in principle on the deal after the 30-year-old pitcher passed his physical exam.
No one would say what was delaying the official announcement until Attanasio made the official announcement.
Garza went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Garza has also played for the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays, where he was awarded the 2008 ALCS MVP when the Rays won their first American League pennant.
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