MILWAUKEE (WSAU-TSN) Right-hander Matt Garza makes his Milwaukee Brewers debut on Wednesday afternoon, as the Atlanta Braves visit Miller Park to close out a three-game season-opening series.
Garza turned 30 in November, then signed a lucrative deal a month later that will pay him $50 million over four seasons before an option year in the fifth that could be worth as much as $13 million if he meets vesting requirements. The Brewers have a $5 million team option if he fails to reach the numbers.
He split 2013 between the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers while going 10-6 in 24 starts. It was his first double-digit win season since going 10-10 with the Cubs in 2011.
Garza is 0-2 in three career starts against the Braves after allowing 19 hits and 15 runs in 14 innings.
He's 1-1 in four lifetime starts at Miller Park with a 3.42 earned run average.
Veteran righty Aaron Harang takes the ball for the Braves in his first appearance with the team since he was signed in late March after Atlanta released veteran Freddy Garcia.
Game coverage on WSAU AM-550 FM-99.9 begins at 11:35am. The Rest of Rush will air after the Brewers post-game show.