Orioles Sign Armando Galarraga
In another move certainly to add depth throughout the organization, the Orioles inked pitcher, Armando Galarraga, to a minor league contract. This was reported by Orioles.com. Galarraga is infamously known for the blown call that ended what many would agree was his shot at a perfect game. Galarraga, 30, has not found any sustained success at the major league level since he debuted back years ago for the Detroit Tigers. His stats suggest that his high walks per 9 and low strikeouts per 9 attributed to his high WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched).
At this point in his career, Galarraga will not be in the Cy Young discussion and is looked at as a number four or five starter, possibly even a long reliever. Another knock on him is he gives up more hits than innings pitched. This signing is of minimal risk for the Orioles who are hoping they catch some kind of lightening in a bottle. Galarraga will compete for a spot when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training but as far as being as cracking the starting rotation, he’s got a long road ahead of him.