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.


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38 Comments on "Orioles Release Armando Galarraga"


Joe Goodin
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

He was good enough to throw a perfect game

MichaelKirschbaum
3 years 3 months 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 3 months 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.

3 years 3 months ago

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

DR ZEVIA
3 years 3 months ago

I laughed at this.

icordonbleu
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

 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

$3866193
3 years 3 months ago

Somehow, this is definitely Jim Joyce’s fault.

kingdombusiness86
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

Is he supposed to massage Carpenter’s neck?

kingdombusiness86
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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

brstreet9
3 years 3 months ago

Yes, I would rather have Lance Lynn.

jwick18
3 years 3 months ago

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

ZAK
ZAK
3 years 3 months 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.

HerbertAnchovy
3 years 3 months ago

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

Tommet
3 years 3 months ago

I bet the mets can make room

philpbarnes
3 years 3 months ago

He’s doomed to becoming simply a quiz question answer

Brian
3 years 3 months ago

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

crashcameron
3 years 3 months ago

forever. the IMperfect game

Tigerfan93
3 years 3 months 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. 

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

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

connfyoozed
3 years 3 months 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.

jed_hoyer
3 years 3 months ago

i’m signing him for the cubs

3 years 3 months ago

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

Pawsdeep
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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.

anthony88
3 years 3 months ago

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

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 3 months ago

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

jb226
3 years 3 months ago

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

Brian
3 years 3 months ago

 Lannan is also not free (relatively speaking).

$3866193
3 years 3 months ago

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

m4r1n3r
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

 Mike Witt was thousands of times better than Galarraga though

Pawsdeep
3 years 3 months 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.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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.

Pawsdeep
3 years 3 months 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.