Saturday, May 21, 2011

Galarraga outrighted to Triple-A Reno

By Anthony Fenech / | 05/21/11

PHOENIX -- Starting pitcher Armando Galarraga cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

The team designated the right-hander for assignment after Tuesday's game. He has a 5.91 ERA in eight starts this season.

The move takes Galarraga off the team's 40-man roster, but the 29-year-old will continue to receive his $2.3 million salary for this season.

As a veteran, Galarraga had the right to decline the outright assignment and become a free agent. However, had he chosen to do so, the D-backs would no longer have owed him the balance of his salary.

In five big league seasons, Galarraga has a career record of 26-30 with a 4.69 ERA. He is best remembered for his near-perfect game in 2010 as a member of the Detroit Tigers.

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