The news Monday that right-hander Matt Garza threw well in the bullpen might have an impact on other teams, with the non-waiver trade deadline at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

For the Cubs, it means Garza might start by the end of the week — provided he isn't traded and feels no discomfort Tuesday. Reports late Monday indicated the Cincinnati Reds were interested in him.

''Matt threw a full bullpen, and it went entirely well,'' manager Dale Sveum said. ''He threw all his pitches, had velocity. He extended himself with sliders and changeups. It went well. We'll see how he feels [Tuesday] and hopefully schedule him in three or

four days.''