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Armando Galarraga | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/15/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, free agent Armando Galarraga is close to signing in Taiwan.
The offer is from a team called Brother Elephants and the contract agreement is only pending a work visa. Galarraga was released by the Rangers at the end of spring training after failing to impress in minor league camp. His major league career is clearly over. Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:10:00 AM

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Rangers released RHP Armando Galarraga.

Galarraga was in minor league camp and evidently didn't make a good enough impression. It's now back to the drawing board for the 32-year-old after he spent all of last season in the minors.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract.

The deal does not include an invitation to major league spring training. Galarraga, best known for his imperfect game" with the Tigers in 2010, pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level last year and will serve as organizational depth for Texas.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 04:12:00 PM

The Mets have expressed interest in right-hander Armando Galarraga and left-hander Victor Garate, according to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera.

Galarraga, best known for his "imperfect game" with the Tigers, pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level this year. Garate, 29, spent 2013 in the Mexican League and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009 as a member of the Nationals. They would be nothing more than minor league depth if they joined the Mets. Both pitchers also have offers to pitch overseas.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Armando Galarraga suffered a forearm strain while pitching in a game at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Galarraga will miss at least one turn in the Colorado Springs rotation. The right-hander was acquired from the Reds earlier this month for Parker Frazier and has posted some decent numbers this year at the Triple-A level. He was nearing a shot with the Rockies.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Rockies acquired RHP Armando Galarraga from the Reds for RHP Parker Frazier.

Galarraga had posted a promising 2.98 ERA and 62/34 K/BB ratio through 84 2/3 innings (16 starts) this season for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky. He will have an easier path back to the majors with the Rockies than he would've with the Reds, but that doesn't necessarily mean the 31-year-old right-hander is destined to pitch in the bigs this year. He was assigned to the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Reds reassigned RHP Armando Galarraga to minor league camp.

Galarraga pitched well in camp, posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over four appearances, but he never had a real shot to head north with the big club. He'll give them some rotation depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Armando Galarraga allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings Monday in a 5-2 victory over the Brewers.

Galarraga struck out two batters and walked none. He won't have a spot in the Reds' rotation when the regular season gets underway, but the 31-year-old righty could luck into a midseason call-up in the event of an injury.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Armando Galarraga has been invited to major league camp with the Reds.

Galarraga signed a minor league deal with the Reds last month, but he originally wasn't invited to big league camp. With the depth that the Reds have in their rotation, it's unlikely that Galarraga will find a spot on the Opening Day roster. It's possible that he could find work as a long reliever out of the bullpen, but he won't hold any value in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Armando Gallaraga to a minor league contract.

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the deal doesn't include a spring training invite with the big club. The 30-year-old right-hander posted a 6.75 ERA over five starts with the Astros last season. He'll function as insurance for the starting rotation.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:02:00 AM

According to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500, the Twins are interested in bringing aboard free agent right-hander Armando Galarraga on a minor league deal.

Wolfson says the Twins have reached out to Galarraga and are waiting to hear back. The 30-year-old starter went 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA over five starts for the Astros in 2012, but he could compete for a spot at the back end of the Twins' season-opening rotation if he is signed.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Astros sent RHP Armando Galarraga outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Galarraga posted a 6.75 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 17/18 K/BB ratio across 24 innings this season with the Astros. He was designated for assignment last week and spent a few days on the free agent market before accepting a job with the Astros' affiliate in Oklahoma.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:06:00 AM

Armando Galarraga has opted to become a free agent.

Galarraga was designated for assignment earlier in the week by the Astros after posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 17/18 K/BB ratio in 24 innings. It's unlikely that he'll draw strong interest on the open market.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Astros designated RHP Armando Galarraga for assignment.

Galarraga was shelled for five runs over just 3 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old righty seems doubtful to attract interest on waivers.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 06:32:00 PM

Armando Galarraga got roughed up in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings.

He struck out one, walked two and surrendered a solo home run to Aaron Hill. Galarraga is now 0-4 as an Astro, and has failed to record more than 16 outs in any of his five starts. Through 24 frames, he's sporting a 6.75 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and abysmal 17/18 K/BB ratio. Perhaps the Astros will give someone younger a shot soon.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 05:49:00 PM

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LF1Josh Hamilton
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