Matt Garza is recovering well from a stress reaction which ended his 2012 season early. The pitcher, who was expected to be dealt at the trade deadline if not for the injury, had surgery four months ago to repair the damage. Garza was cleared on Thursday to resume a normal offseason routine.
Although the clearance does not mean that he will be throwing full speed fastballs tomorrow, it is a sign that his rehab is going well, and that the team is happy with the progress he has shown. Garza certainly seems pleased with the news.