Garza was drafted out of Fresno State University, after overcoming the odds to turn himself into a big-time prospect. After posting a 9.55 earned run average as a freshman, Garza overcame eye surgery to become one of the better pitchers in college baseball during his last two seasons. He also knows about responsibility, being a father and husband.
After starring for Elizabethton in his professional debut, Garza made the jump to full-season Beloit, and looked good enough for the Twins to start him out at Fort Myers this season. With the Miracle, Garza joined forces with Kevin Slowey to be the best one-two punch in the Florida State League.
However, a call-up was definitely warranted, as Garza had been nearly unhittable all season long. At the time of his call-up, Garza was currently leading the league in wins with five, was second in strikeouts with 53, and fourth in ERA with a 1.42 mark. Garza will now look to bolster a New Britain pitching staff that is currently last in the Eastern League in ERA.