Orioles Release Armando Galarraga

The Orioles have released right-hander Armando Galarraga, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets. The move creates Triple-A roster space for left-hander Dana Eveland.

The Orioles had signed the 30-year-old SFX client to a minor league deal in January following a difficult 2011 season. Galarraga came within one out of throwing a perfect game for the Tigers in 2010, but the 2011 season wasn't nearly as successful. Galarraga, who was traded from Detroit to Arizona in January of 2011, posted a 5.91 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 in 42 2/3 innings for the D'Backs last year. He also made five Triple-A starts, allowing 24 earned runs in 23 1/3 innings.

38 Responses to Orioles Release Armando Galarraga Leave a Reply

  1. Joe Goodin 3 years ago

    You know a pitcher sucks when they’re released by the Orioles….

    • He was good enough to throw a perfect game

      • MichaelKirschbaum 3 years ago

        did , you not read? ont out away from a perfect, but yea since than horrible, even the bad ones can have a good day

        • FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

          I pretty sure he knows that, but many people, including myself, think of that as a perfect game, because it should have been a perfect game.

    • Being released by the Orioles pretty much wraps up the career. Unless the Astros want to take a whack.

      • DR ZEVIA 3 years ago

        I laughed at this.

        • icordonbleu 3 years ago

          I don’t have anything to add to this, but I respect your username and the corresponding beverage.

      •  If one of the worst teams in baseball doesnt want you… who else would? but hey it might be one of the best decision someone makes if they’re looking for an extra starter haha

  2. $3866193 3 years ago

    Somehow, this is definitely Jim Joyce’s fault.

  3. kingdombusiness86 3 years ago

    With the Chris Carpenter issues,this could be a decent pickup for the Cardinals.

    • Is he supposed to massage Carpenter’s neck?

      • kingdombusiness86 3 years ago

        You would rather have Lance Lynn? Okay we will see how that goes. 

        • So Lance Lynn is currently in charge of massaging Carpenter’s neck then? I think a chiropractor would be betterr

        • brstreet9 3 years ago

          Yes, I would rather have Lance Lynn.

  4. jwick18 3 years ago

    in other news the braves sign him to a major league deal

  5. ZAK 3 years ago

    + Dick Tidrow = another no hitter quality pitcher (maybe). Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Giants make a move to patch the hole in the ship that is the current 4th starter.

  6. HerbertAnchovy 3 years ago

    Released to make room for Dana Eveland? Wow. You know your career is in jeopardy when…

  7. Tommet 3 years ago

    I bet the mets can make room

  8. philpbarnes 3 years ago

    He’s doomed to becoming simply a quiz question answer

    • Brian 3 years ago

      Yet he’ll be more famous for it than he would’ve been if he did get the perfect game.

  9. Tigerfan93 3 years ago

    Even for as well as he handled the situation, I think the incident with Jim Joyce really rattled Galarraga. He pitched good against Cleveland again that year (I think he took another perfect game 6 or 7) but looked totally lost against everyone else since. 

  10. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Who needs Galarraga when they have Arrieta to throw 7 dominating innings today? WHAT a performance!!

  11. Josh Conn 3 years ago

    If I was released by Baltimore so that they could make room for Dana Eveland, who has been released quite a few times, I would announce my retirement immediately.  However, I honestly do think Galarraga should and will get another AAA chance somewhere.

  12. jed_hoyer 3 years ago

    i’m signing him for the cubs

  13. Besides the almost-perfect game, his 2010 wasn’t that good either.

    • Pawsdeep 3 years ago

      Save 2008, the guy has been a below average pitcher his entire career.

  14. As an Indians fan, seen this guy pitch he’s not awful. I feel bad for him though. Lifes been rough since that un-perfect game. Obviously donald should of been out at first and he should of had the perfecto.

  15. anthony88 3 years ago

    i like reading these comments. some of them are so witty lol 

  16. FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

    Ok…. Way to chime in their bud. You got a problem with people thinking the way i do?

  17. jb226 3 years ago

    I think your friendly attitude will make you a ton of friends!  Keep it up, you’ve added a ton to the discussion!

  18. Brian 3 years ago

     Lannan is also not free (relatively speaking).

  19. $3866193 3 years ago

     Well, I meant it as a joke, but now that you mention it… he really hasn’t been the same since.

  20. m4r1n3r 3 years ago

     I don’t gotta problem YOU gotta problem there chief?

  21.  Mike Witt was thousands of times better than Galarraga though

  22. Pawsdeep 3 years ago

    Gallaragga was terrible…which is why his perfect-o is so puzzling…he would have ended that game with 87 pitches and look absolutely amazing. It was one of the best pitching performances we will ever see. Now the real head scratcher is how he did it, because other than one decent season inthe pros, the guy has basically shown to be god awful. It just boggles my kind as to how he did that without ever even showing the capability of throwing like that….it was like god just came down and touched him with real talent for one day and then mocked him with the irony that was the end of that game.

  23. johnsilver 3 years ago

    ” It was one of the best pitching performances we will ever see. Now the real head scratcher is how he did it”

    Not as amazing as VanerMeer and his consecutive No hitters and go take a look at his career record.. The guy has a losing record, led league in walks numerous times..

    Can’t post the link here of the list I found of people with no hitters, but google it and you will see a few names on it that will shock you if you choose to look up career stats and they ain’t pretty. Galarraga may be amongst the worst, but his is not an exception. Anyone on a particular day, even a AAA pitcher could go out there and have nasty enough stuff.

    It was not limited to Ryan 4 times.

  24. Pawsdeep 3 years ago

    “we will ever see”. I guess I don’t take into account generational gaps, because I never got to see any of those…I wasn’t trying to say it was the best ever, but for a single game performance, it was one of the best I have seen in my lifetime.

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