Free agent pitcher Matt Garza signed a four-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The Brewers made the announcement, saying the contract included a vesting option for the 2018 season. Earlier in the afternoon, team owner Mark Attanasio was on stage during a question-and-answer session at a fan event and said a deal was in place. A person familiar with the negotiations told The AP that the deal was worth $50 million with an extra $1 million per year in reachable performance bonuses for a starter. The 30-year-old righty went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. He is 67-67 with a 3.84 ERA in eight seasons with Minnesota, Tampa Bay, the Cubs, and Texas. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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