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January 26, 2008

Galarraga DFA'ed

Texas designated pitcher ARMANDO GALARRAGA for assignment.

Disappointing, but dismissal of any of the potential candidates – Galarraga, Scott Feldman, Robinson Tejeda, perhaps Josh Rupe or John Rheinecker – would have left a bitter taste. Galarraga’s is slightly more bitter because he represents the vestige of and final hope for payback from the Alfonso Soriano trade.

Galarraga rebounded from a dismal, injury-plagued 2006 and seemed to have an outside shot at a bullpen role. He still has an option left, so the chance of clearing waivers is quite small. For the first time since mid-December, it seems, Texas’s 40’man roster is not in limbo.

I’m going to walk out on a thin limb and say that Robinson Tejeda makes the rotation.

Posted by Lucas at January 26, 2008 03:55 PM