Galarraga designated for assignment
The Rangers have designated pitcher Armando Galarraga for assignment to make room for Jason Jennings on the 40-man roster. Galarraga was one of three players acquired from the Washington Nationals in a trade for Alfonso Soriano two years ago. He pitched in three games for the Rangers last September with a 6.23 ERA and was 11-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 27 games for Double A Frisco and Triple A Oklahoma.
The Rangers have ten days to trade him or put him on outright waivers to get him to Triple A Oklahoma. The Rangers may work out a trade and there is a danger that he could get claimed. But they have already been able to get pitcher Bill White and Chris Shelton through waivers this winter.
Still, this move is a little bit of a surprise.