Armando Antonio Galarraga was born on January 15, 1982 in Cumana, Venezuela. He is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Armando is 6’ 4”, weighs 180 pounds, and bats and throws right.
Minor LeaguesArmando signed as a free agent with the Montreal Expos on October 31, 1998.
He was acquired by the Rangers from the Washington Nationals (as the Expos had become) as part of the deal that sent Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals in 2005.
2001/03 - GCL Expos in the Gulf Coast League (Expos/Nationals)2004 - Savannah Sand Gnats in the South Atlantic League 2005 - Potomac Nationals in the Carolina League, then the Harrisburg Senators in the Eastern League 2006 - AZL Rangers in the Arizona League, then the Spokane Indians in the Northwest League, then the Bakersfield Blazein the California League, then the Frisco RoughRiders in the Texas League (Texas Rangers)2007 - Frisco RoughRiders, then the Oklahoma RedHawks in the Pacific Coast League2008 - Toledo MudHens in the International League (Detroit Tigers)
Major LeaguesArmando made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers on September 15, 2007, but was shortly sent back down to the minors.
On February 5, 2008, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. They called him up to the major league roster immediately to replace the injured Dontrelle Willis.