RH Galarraga chosen to fill out Arizona rotation
Armando Galarraga will fill the final spot in the Arizona
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.