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It isn’t a perfect scenario for Armando Galarraga, but he’s moving on to a better situation than he faced here. The Tigers traded the right-hander, best known for his would-be perfect game, to the D-backs on Monday for pitching prospects Kevin Eichhorn and Ryan Robowski.
The Tigers will go another winter without an arbitration hearing, continuing their streak by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander Armando Galarraga.
The deal, announced on Tuesday, is reportedly worth $2.3 million for the first-time arbitration-eligible Galarraga. It bridges what was expected to be a potentially difficult gap between what Galarraga wanted after the better part of three seasons in Detroits rotation and what the Tigers wanted for someone whose rotation chances for 2011 now look shaky after last weeks signing of Brad Penny.
The Tigers announced Thursday they have tendered the arbitration-eligible pitcher Zumaya a 2011 contract. As expected, the Tigers also offered arbitration-eligible pitcher Armando Galarraga a 2011 contract.
The only nontender on Detroits roster was reliever Zach Miner, who was designated for assignment on Monday. Miner, who is coming off elbow surgery, is eligible to re-sign with the Tigers — or any club — as a free agent.
The Tigers will use the All-Star break to add an extra reliever for the next couple of weeks. Detroit optioned Armando Galarraga to Triple-A Toledo after his start Tuesday night and called up sinkerballer Robbie Weinhardt from the Mud Hens to add to the bullpen.
Galarraga’s demotion, team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski emphasized, is a temporary one. The plan calls for him to rejoin the Tigers and start on July 20 against Texas. They’ll have an extra reliever for the rest of the week once Weinhardt arrives on Wednesday. That means an eight-man bullpen for this weekend’s three-game series against the Twins at Comerica Park.
The Hall of Fame has bagged the key evidence from Armando Galarraga's stolen perfect game.
The Detroit Tigers have told the Hall they will donate the first-base bag, Galarraga's spikes and a ball from last week's near-miss at Comerica Park.