Matt Garza, a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, is scheduled to make a rehab start for Wisconsin in a Midwest League game at Clinton tonight.
The right-hander is expected to start for the Timber Rattlers in the 6:30 p.m. game at Ashford University Field as he continues to work his way back from a groin strain.
This will be Garza’s second minor-league start as part of the rehab process. He previously pitched five innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs in a game last Wednesday at Memphis, allowing a run on a home run, walking two batters and striking out four in a 72-pitch outing.
Garza posted a 6-8 record in 19 starts for Milwaukee last season and is currently working toward an expected return to the major leagues around May 1.
The MVP of the 2008 American League Championship Series has pitched in 266 games during an 11-year major-league career, spending time with the Twins, Rays, Cubs, Rangers and Brewers. He has pitched for Milwaukee since 2014, signing a free-agent contract with the Brewers after finishing the 2013 season with Texas.
A first-round draft pick of the Twins in 2005, Garza pitched in the Midwest League during the 2005 season for Beloit, then a Twins affiliate, and finished 3-3 in 10 starts for the Snappers. Tonight will be his first career appearance against the LumberKings.