Free agent starting pitcher Matt Garza's elbow is injury-free and should not dissuade any clubs interested in signing him, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Garza missed the second half of the 2012 season with the Cubs after suffering a stress reaction in his right elbow. Furthermore, he missed the first month and a half of 2013 with a muscle strain on his left side.

In a fairly weak free agent market for starting pitchers, Garza is arguably the best available. However, any sign of injury could be perilous to a big deal for the right-hander. In particular, if there is concern over his elbow teams may be driven away towards other options.