Garza to resume spot in rotation after break

Brewers starter will return from DL on schedule, start fourth game back

Garza to resume spot in rotation after break

LOS ANGELES -- Brewers manager Craig Counsell laid out a post-All-Star break pitching rotation on Friday that includes right-hander Matt Garza, returning as scheduled from the disabled list to start the team's fourth game of the second half.

At the moment, the tentative plan has the rest of Milwaukee's starters staying on schedule, with Mike Fiers pitching the first game back against the Pirates at Miller Park on July 17, followed by Jimmy Nelson and Taylor Jungmann in that series. Garza and Kyle Lohse would then start in a July 21-22 Interleague Series against the Indians, also at home.

The Brewers placed Garza on the DL earlier this week with right shoulder tendinitis, characterizing it as a preemptive move that bought Garza some rest, while only costing him one start.

"We're just going to keep it straight, as it's been going," Counsell said of his rotation plans. "Everything's going good with Matt, but that's assuming Matt's all right. … I think it looks good that it should be able to line up like that."

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