Galarraga’s ‘strange’ season, pending arbitration, could convince the Tigers to let him go

Jim Hawkins for the Oakland Press:

For Armando Galarraga, this has been the strangest season by any Tigers’ pitcher since1952 when Virgil Trucks tossed not one, but two no-hitters–but won just three other games the rest of the year.

I asked Jim Leyland if he has an explanation as to why Galarraga has won only two of the 19 games he has started since he pitched what all agree was a perfect game on June 2?

“I do not,” the Tigers’ manager replied tersely.

The Tigers maintain there is nothing wrong physically with the 28-year-old right hander.

So what’s the problem?

Galarraga is eligible for binding arbitration this winter and, personally, I would not be at all surprised if the Tigers simply let him go.

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