When the Tigers designated Armando Galarraga's contract for assignment last Tuesday, it gave them 10 days to either trade him, release him, or assign him to the bus leagues. The Tigers contended from the beginning that they would try to trade Galarraga to a team deficient of starting pitching. It appears that's exactly what will happen.
Dave Dombrowski said on Sunday that a deal involving Armando Galarraga and the Arizona Diamondbacks is "likely." Today, an MLB source told MLB.com's Steve Gilbert the deal is "on the verge" of happening and it could go down today.
In the potential deal, the Tigers would get 20-year-old righty Kevin Eichhorn and "another player," according to the source. Eichhorn was the Diamondbacks' 3rd round draft pick in the 2008 amateur draft. In 105 Minor League innings pitched, he has a 4.80 ERA, 1.314 WHIP and 108 strikeouts opposite 28 base on balls.