Galarraga avoids arbitration

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Armando Galarraga agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.

Galarraga posted a record of 4-9 last season with a 4.49 earned run average over 25 games, 24 of which were starts. He also appeared in eight games with Triple-A Toledo and went 4-2 with a 3.65 ERA.

The 29-year-old nearly threw a perfect game last season as he was one out away from accomplishing the feat against Cleveland on June 2. However, first base umpire Jim Joyce ruled that Indians batter Jason Donald reached first base safely on a ground ball, a call which Joyce later said was incorrect.

Over four seasons in the majors, Galarraga is 23-26 with a 4.58 ERA in 87 games (78 starts). He has spent the past three seasons with Detroit after seeing brief action with Texas in 2007.


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