4/26 Morning Marquee: Cubs drop opener, MLB rule changes coming


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Matt Garza gave up two runs and four hits over seven innings for a 5-2 Brewers victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Reliever Jose Veras has sore left oblique and was not unable to play for the series opener against Milwaukee. There is no time table for his return. Top Cubs pitching prospect will be shutdown for a month, but nothing is serious with his shoulder.

Around the league, the Pirates placed closer Jason Grilli on the DL with a strained left oblique and Major League Baseball will fix the transfer rule but wait until next season to evaluate the pine tar rule.

Chicago Tribune: Former Cubs starter Matt Garza foils former mates

Chicago Sun-Times: Kevin Gregg awaiting closer call

Daily Herald: Cubs relieved Edwards’ injury not serious

ESPN Chicago: Oblique issue shelves reliever Veras

CSN Chicago: Revived in Milwaukee, Matt Garza ran out of hope with Cubs

NBC Sports: Pirates place closer Jason Grilli on the DL with a strained left oblique

CBS Sports: MLB fixes transfer rule, effective immediately

FOX Sports: Baseball will look at pine tar rule after season

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