Red Sox Trade Rumors 2011: Cubs Pitcher Matt Garza Interests Boston

Trade interest in the Chicago Cubs' Matt Garza has started to pick up steam, and the Boston Red Sox are reportedly intrigued by the prospect of adding the 28-year old starter.

Dave Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports that the Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays are all involved in talks with Chicago about the right-handed Garza, who was 10-10 last season with a 3.32 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 198.0 innings.

Since top-notch starters like Gio Gonzalez have landed off the market, interest in Garza has raised considerably. Garza's two-year contract is friendly to teams looking to acquire starting pitching, but his price tag could be a bit high for the Red Sox to bite.

Kaplan reports that Chicago's asking price is thought to be "incredibly high," which would be a detriment to any suitor, and the Red Sox have reportedly been reluctant to part with their top prospects this offseason.

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