Garza to Samardzija: Pitch your way off Cubs
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Matt Garza had some friendly advice for Jeff Samardzija, saying his former teammate needs to "pitch your way out of there" if he doesn't want to stay with the Chicago Cubs.
Garza spent parts of three seasons with the Cubs before being traded to the Texas Rangers last season.
pitch your way out of it," Garza, who signed with the Milwaukee Brewers this offseason, told reporters.
Chicago struggled through the worst three-year period in franchise history from 2011 to 2013, although Garza went 21-18 with a 3.45 ERA with the Cubs over that stretch.
The two-time All-Star told the Chicago Sun-Times that veterans like himself, Garza and Samardzija prefer not to be part of rebuilding teams like the Cubs.