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Armando Galarraga designated for assignment in somewhat amusing fashion

May 18, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

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This actually happened.

Well, the first line and the third line are paraphrasing, but the line attributed to Galarraga is what he actually said on Monday.

Reporter: Hey Armando Galarraga, about that next possible start …

Armando Galarraga: “What are you talking about? What are talking about my next start, huh? What are you saying that I’m going to be worried about my next start? Huh? You saying I lost my job?!”

Kevin Towers: Well, actually Armando

┬áThe 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.

Part of me would like to think that Towers had no intention of DFAing Galarraga until Galarraga put the idea into his head himself.

  1. belichickee - May 18, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    I don’t find anything amusing at all about this. I’ve rooted for this guy since he was screwed out of his no hitter last year and responded with pure class. Hopefully he gets another shot somewhere.

  2. 5thbase - May 18, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    He’s the worst starting pitcher on the worst team in the NL. How did he almost throw a perfect game? That’s the real mystery. Good guy though.

  3. bobulated - May 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    He’ll get another shot or two somewhere…

  4. henryd3rd - May 21, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Maybe the Yankees will take a flyer on Armando? Hell look what Freddie Garcia and Bartolo Colon have achieved for them under the tutelage of Larry Rothschild!

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