Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Galarraga on the move
Well this move explains why Brad Penny hasn’t been listed on the Tigers 40 man roster.
According to MLB Trade Rumors.com, the Detroit Tigers have designated Armando Galarraga for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the Minor Leagues.
In an announcement made on Twitter this afternoon, the Tigers officially announced the deal they have reached with Brad Penny, that was reported a week ago, while simultaneously designating Armando Galarraga for assignment.
The official announcement by the team of Penny’s signing, was pending a physical which Penny took and passed, late last week. Once the Tigers had Galarraga under contract, they could then make the move to designate him for assignment, and “officially” announce the signing of Penny.
Since the Brad Penny signing, I have been keeping an eye on the Tigers roster, but Penny hasn’t been listed, despite the reported announcement of his signing, 6 days ago, on Jan 12.