Quick Hits: Matt Garza “Cleared For Takeoff”


In true Matt Garza form, the Cubs’ resident ace tweeted this morning:

"I’m cleared for takeoff!! Strap it on tight cause we are going on one helluva ride… #getitdone#freedom#2013"

It’s pretty safe to say that after yesterday’s elbow scan, he’s now been cleared by team doctors to start taking part in baseball activities again. This is fantastic news considering how much he was missed in the rotation last year and should be back to his former self.

July 21, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter in the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Garza is a true man of “character”, even joking on his twitter feed about playing wiffle ball with his followers. His presence on the bench will be welcomed back with open arms as well.

Expect Garza to be ready to rock for spring training.