Astros Designate Armando Galarraga For Assignment

The Astros announced that they have Armando Galarraga for assignment.  The move will create room for right-hander Hector Ambriz, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 30-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Astros in late May to help fill a spot in Oklahoma City's rotation.  Galarraga wound up making five starts for Houston this year, posting a 6.75 ERA with 17 strikeouts and 18 walks.  For his big league career, Galarraga owns a 4.78 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9.

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