Here are today's minor moves:
- The Rangers have released righty Armando Galarraga, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports (via Twitter). The 32-year-old of near-perfect-game fame had a 3.64 ERA in 121 Triple-A innings last year. In spite of the rash of starting pitching injuries in Texas, Galarraga never got a chance to throw in an MLB Spring Training game.
- Just one day after releasing him, the Cubs have re-signed lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, according to the MLB.com transactions page. Wada was originally signed as an Article XX(B) free agent, and it appears that club and player merely used the release and re-sign as a procedural mechanism to reach different terms.
- The Cubs have also released another reliever in Chang-Yong Lim, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Lim, 37, had already been re-assigned to Triple-A. Lim's contract was sold to the Samsung Lions of South Korea's KBO, tweets Gonzales. In six MLB games last year, he threw 5 innings and allowed three earned runs, walking seven and striking out five. He was solid in his first run at the Triple-A level after coming over from Japan, throwing 22 1/3 innings of 1.61 ERA ball with 9.7 K/9 against 2.8 BB/9.
where is Kyuji Fujikawa, as if the cubs don’t have enoungh japanese players
Fujikawa is still recovering from Tommy John surgery last year. He’s apparently about ready to start throwing live BP.
All things come full circle, DD. Go get Galarraga and bring him back to pitch in Toledo.
I’m going to go out on a Lim here, to say that this is the last we see of Chang-Yong in the States.
I would prefer either of these:
“Armando had a perfect game with an imperfect Ump.”
Or “Armando had the only 28 batter Perfect Game in history.”