Last time I saw Armando Galarraga was at the Rally to Restore Sanity. He may never revive his career as a major league starting pitcher, but his legacy was secured after the graceful way he handled the infamous perfect game deferred.
After finishing fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2008 and coming within an out from being 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game in the modern era, Galarraga has struggled mightily with control, bouncing between the minors, majors and the DFA list. He's signed to a minor league deal, but there's no word on a spring training invite.
Meanwhile, the Reds handed out a cool $730,000 bonus to 19-year-old Dominican lefty Jacob Constante. As Baseball America reports, it's the third-highest bonus in the majors during the current signing period. BA's Ben Badler wrote him up this way:
Reds give Domincan lefty Constante $730K, sign Galarraga to minor league deal
Red Reporter | Jan 22