Trade candidate Matt Garza returns to the Brewers’ rotation

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Right-hander Matt Garza is off the disabled list and back in the Brewers’ rotation after missing the past two weeks with shoulder tendinitis.

Garza missed the minimum 15 days, which is noteworthy because the Brewers would clearly love to trade him before July 31 if possible and this gives him a chance to make two starts prior to the deadline.

Of course, it may be a moot point. Garza had a 5.55 ERA in 17 starts before going on the disabled list, was good but not great in 27 starts last season, and is owed $12 million in both 2016 and 2017. No matter how he looks in the past 10 days, Milwaukee would almost surely have to eat a big chunk of that remaining money to move Garza for anything resembling a prospect.