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Chicago Cubs like what they see from Matt Garza

The Chicago Cubs are optimistic about Matt Garza's injury after he returned to throwing in December.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Cubs like what they see from starting pitcher Matt Garza, according to Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. General manager Jed Hoyer said that Garza is "good so far," in regards to his gradual return to working out and pitching.

Garza was shut down in August after posting a 5-7 record with a 3.91 ERA in 18 starts. Hoyer said he's going to gauge Garza's moods for updates on how things are going when he throws.

On Dec. 10, Garza threw for the first time since being shut down. He posted on his Twitter that he "felt great," and included a "keep it slow" hashtag at the end. He took two other opportunities to announce his throwing sessions on Twitter, and both times he said that he felt great.

Garza figures to have a prominent role in the starting rotation for the Cubs, provided he can get healthy and remain that way.