The Diamondbacks acquired 29-year-old right-hander, Armando Galarraga from the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitchers Ryan Robowski and Kevin Eichorn on Monday.
Galarraga gained national fame last season, when he nearly tossed a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians on June 2nd. He retired the first twenty-six batters before first-base umpire Jim Joyce called the runner, Jason Donald, safe. However, replays clearly showed that Galarraga’s foot touched the bag.
Galarraga finished the 2010 season with a 4-9 record, 4.49 ERA, 1.34 WHIP. The right-hander will earn $2.3 million and compete for a spot in the Arizona starting rotation during Spring Training. Galarraga has compiled a lifetime 23-26 record and 4.58 ERA during his four-year career.
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