CHICAGO -- Matt Garza threw 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a rehab start for Double-A Tennessee and will make at least two more Minor League starts before the team decides whether he's ready to return.
Garza was the losing pitcher in Tennessee's 3-0 loss to Mississippi, giving up one earned run on a hit and two walks. He threw 42 pitches, 25 for strikes. The right-hander is rehabbing from a strained left lat suffered in February.
"Everything went good and he felt great after it," manager Dale Sveum said Wednesday about Garza's outing.
Braeden Schlehuber put Mississippi on the board first in the bottom of the second with a two-out RBI single off Garza that scored Christian Marrero.
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