NL Central Notes: Hart, Marcum, Garza, Clemens

A few notes from the NL Central to pass along …

  • Brewers outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart told Milwaukee he'd like to remain with the team beyond his current contract, which expires after next season, and is willing to play whichever position he is needed at most, writes Adam McCalvy of Hart, slated to make $10MM in 2013, also said that if the interest in keeping him in Milwaukee is mutual, potential extension talks would be best reserved for the offseason.
  • Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum, an impending free agent, is nearing a return from the disabled list and understands that he is auditioning for the 29 other Major League teams, McCalvy writes. He also notes that Marcum and the Brewers have not engaged in extension talks.
  • The Cubs announced that they have transferred right-hander Matt Garza to the 60-day disabled list, and though his DL stint will expire before the end of the regular season, manager Dale Sveum added that Garza's been "shut down," according to Doug Padilla of Ending the season on the DL won't be good for Garza's trade value, but GM Jed Hoyer has said that the right-hander will be part of the team's 2013 rotation.
  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said he recently sent scouts to look at Roger Clemens and Scott Kazmir of the independent-league Sugar Land Skeeters, according to the Associated Press. Clemens is rumored to be mulling a return to the Majors.

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5 Comments on "NL Central Notes: Hart, Marcum, Garza, Clemens"

3 years 8 days ago

Clemmens just wants back in so he can reset his HoF clock…

3 years 8 days ago

Oh, Garza… You just don’t want to leave, do you?

3 years 8 days ago

Clemens is just mad that Jamie Moyer has an MLB record he does not have.

3 years 8 days ago

When you’re sending a scout to watch a 50 year old man and a guy with an 8 ERA and 2 WHIP that pitches like a 50 year old man, you know your rotation is bad.

3 years 8 days ago

Any team that signs Clemens should be contracted.