With Colorado Springs running into some wet weather in Nashville, Matt Garza’s rehab assignment was shifted to Class A Wisconsin where the Timber Rattlers were opening a series in Clinton, Iowa in a Midwest League matchup with the Lumber Kings.

Garza, who has been sidelined since suffering a strained right groin in his final spring-training start, got the start for the Timber Rattlers on Monday night.  He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits while striking out eight.  Garza threw 88 pitches in Wisconsin’s 5-4 loss.

No word  yet on when Garza will rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers.


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