RH Galarraga chosen to fill out Arizona rotation

Armando Galarraga will fill the final spot in the Arizona

Diamondbacks rotation.

The Venezuelan right-hander, acquired in an offseason trade with

Detroit, beat out Aaron Heilman, a longtime reliever who had been

guaranteed a shot at winning a starting job when he re-signed with


Galarraga is best remembered for his gracious reaction when an

umpire’s blown call cost him a perfect game for the Tigers against

Cleveland last June 2.

Manager Kirk Gibson says the rotation order will be Ian Kennedy,

Daniel Hudson, Joe Saunders, Barry Enright and Galarraga. All but

Saunders are right-handers.

Gibson also announced that third baseman Geoff Blum will start

the season on the disabled list with an injured right knee.