Jon Garland (born September 27, 1979 in Valencia, California) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Chicago White Sox since 2000. He was acquired by the White Sox in a 1998 trade with the crosstown Chicago Cubs, who had selected Garland with the 10th pick of the 1997 amateur draft. After five mediocre seasons with the White Sox, going 46-51 during this time, Garland finally started pitching up to his potential. Garland's 2005 season was a career year, going 18-10 with a 3.50 ERA and 115 strikeouts while helping the White Sox win the American League Central Division. In Garland's first career post-season start he threw a complete game, 4 hitter, with 7 strikeouts against the Los Angeles Angels, in the ALCS.
Garland was selected to his first All-Star Game in 2005 and for his breakout year, he earned a 3 year $29 million contract avoiding salary arbitration.