Cubs RHP Garza hopes to pitch again this year

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Injured Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza says he hopes to pitch again this season.

The right-hander hasn't pitched since July 21 because of trouble with his pitching elbow. He wasn't put on the 15-day disabled list until Monday after a follow-up with doctors.

Garza said Thursday that he met with a nutritionist and changed his diet to help speed up the recovery. General manager Jed Hoyer says Garza won't be allowed to throw for at least two weeks.

The 28-year-old Garza is 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA in 18 starts this year.