Bad Timing! Yankees Set To Face Newest Ranger Matt Garza On Wednesday
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ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees just can’t catch a break.
The struggling Bombers will face Matt Garza when he makes his Texas Rangers debut on Wednesday night.
Garza, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade Monday, didn’t talk to reporters at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday. The Rangers said Garza was sticking to his own policy of not doing interviews the day before pitching.
New York, which has lost five of six games entering Tuesday night, fell to the Rangers, 3-0, in the series opener on Monday night. The scuffling offense managed just three hits — all singles — against Rangers pitching.
Amazingly, the Yankees’ last 20 hits have been singles.
The Rangers optioned right-hander Cory Burns and lefty Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock to clear spots on the 25-man active roster for Garza and right-hander Alexi Ogando, who was activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday night against the Yankees.
Garza was 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts for the Cubs. He was scratched from his start Monday night at Arizona, and last pitched July 13 against St. Louis at Wrigley Field.
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