After 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 MLB.com'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.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.