Diamondbacks designate Galarraga for assignment

May 18, 2011, 4:38 AM | Updated: 2:49 pm

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks designated right-hander
Armando Galarraga for assignment Tuesday night after the team’s 6-1
victory over the San Diego Padres.

Galarraga, acquired by the Diamondbacks from Detroit in January
for a pair of prospects, was 3-4 with a 5.91 ERA in eight starts
for Arizona. He had lost four straight games, including the club’s
8-4 loss to San Diego on Monday. He had allowed 13 home runs in 42
2/3 innings this season.

“We plan on activating or reinstating [Willie] Bloomquist [Wednesday] and we’re going to have to make a corresponding move to make that happen,” Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers said Tuesday night.

Galarraga, best known for pitching an almost perfect game last
June for the Tigers against Cleveland, is 26-30 in 95 appearances
and 86 starts with a 4.69 ERA.

After what turned out to be his final start, Galarraga became
heated when asked if he felt his spot in the rotation was in
jeopardy.

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