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Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:09 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Armando GalaragaAfter Monday night's bad start, Armando Galarraga got mad at a reporter for asking if he thought his place in the rotation was in danger. Galarraga was irked at the insinuation -- and it turns out the question was wrong. Instead, the question should have been if Galarraga was worried about his place on the team.

Tuesday night that question was answered, not by the right-hander, but by the Diamondbacks, who designated him for assignment, according to's Steve Gilbert (via Twitter). The team will now have 10 days to trade, outright or release him.

Willie Bloomquist will be activated tomorrow to take Galarraga's roster spot.

In eight starts for the Diamondbacks, Galarraga was 3-4 with a  5.91 ERA, allowing a big-league worst 13 home runs. He pitched 42 2/3 innings, allowing 47 hits, 36 runs (28 earned) and struck out 28.

Best known for the way he handled the botching of his near-perfect game last season by umpire Jim Joyce, Galaraga blew up at a reporter after his performance last night and then left Tuesday without talking to reporters. He gave up eight hits and eight runs in five innings of a loss to the Padres on Monday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:20 pm

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:14 am

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:51 pm

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

Morons like SkyHawk make me really question society.

Does that mean Johnny Vander Meer wasn't worthy of back to back no-nos because his career record was under .500?

Idiot.  Anybody can be perfect one night.  Except SkyHawk, unless being perfectly wrong counts.

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:39 pm

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

Wow, the Dbacks release a perfect game pitcher, shades of The Bird.  Yah, they haven't actually let him go yet, but anyone really interested will just wait and pick him up for league minimum rates.  Since Reno doesn't have an ace pitcher, I wonder what Dbacks have planned.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:58 am


That's right Skyhawk...u are a moron.  No matter what the guy has done since...he earned it that day.  Think before u speak u clown!

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:25 am

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

Galarraga didn't get mad when Jim Joyce ruined a perfect game for him but flipped on a reporter who asked him a question?? hahaha and're an idiot. Maybe it was a fluke, but he threw a perfect game and he deserved it. Jim Joyce's call was wrong and will NEVER be right "in the long run"

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:18 am

Diamondbacks DFA Galarraga

He wasn't worthy of the no-hitter. Jim Joyce's call might have been wrong, but in the long run, it was right.

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