TIGERS ACQUIRE ARMANDO GALARRAGA FROM TEXAS

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DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Armando Galarraga from the Texas Rangers in exchange for outfielder Michael Hernandez.
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Galarraga pitched the majority of the 2007 season with Double A Frisco, posting a 9-6 record and 4.02 ERA (127.2IP/57ER) in 23 games (22 starts). He finished fourth in the Texas League with 114 strikeouts for Frisco. In four starts with Triple A Oklahoma, Galarraga finished 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA (24.2IP/13ER). Additionally, he saw action in three games with the Rangers during September.
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“Galarraga is a prospect with a quality arm,” Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said. “His acquisition adds depth to our roster and he is a pitcher we feel will be able to help our club in the future.”
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During his minor league career, Galarraga has compiled a 27-42 record, 4.26 ERA (632.0IP/299ER) and 540 strikeouts in 151 games (110 starts).
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Hernandez saw action with both Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie during the 2007 season. In 134 games between his two stops, he combined to hit .259 (127x491) with 24 home runs and 106 RBI.
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Hernandez has been assigned to the Double A Frisco roster in the Rangers organization.