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It's Official: Tigers Trade Armando Galarraga To Diamondbacks For Two Minor League Pitchers

Earlier Monday, Brian posted the outline of a trade between the Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks involving Armando Galarraga. All that had to be worked out were the final details. The deal is now official, as announced by the Tigers on Twitter.

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“I talked with Armando earlier today and thanked him,” Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said on a Monday afternoon conference call, "and he was very thankful of everything from the organization. I told him it was a good opportunity for him. Arizona was very aggressive in trying to get him, and he has a great chance of making their rotation.

“It’s really the best-case scenario for all involved. We’re happy for him that it’s worked out, and we were able to get a couple prospects in return.”

In exchange for Galarraga, Detroit gets two minor league pitchers. As posted earlier, one of them is 20-year-old right-hander Kevin Eichhorn. The other prospect is 23-year-old left-hander Ryan Robowski.

Last season, Eichhorn moved from Rookie League to high Single-A, pitching in 15 starts altogether. Overall, he finished with a 5-6 record and 5.00 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 86 1/3 innings.

Robowski appeared in 35 games for Single-A Visalia last year. compiling a 2-4 record, 5.17 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 54 innings.

Mark Anderson of posted his thoughts on Eichhorn and Robowski on Twitter, classifying both pitchers as fringe prospects that currently project as relievers in the major leagues.

Galarraga ends his Tigers career with a 23-26 record and 4.58 ERA in 78 starts (87 appearances) over three seasons.