Thursday, March 18, 2010

Galarraga Optioned to Toledo

Update: As Ron mentioned in the comments, Jay Sborz has also been optioned to the minors. confirms it.

TigsTown is reporting that the Tigers optioned Armando Galarraga to Toledo this morning. It wasn't expected that he would get optioned but I didn't think he would be one of the early cuts of the spring. I figured he'd be one of the last players trimmed from the roster before the team went north. Jacob Turner is going to West Michigan which is not surprising. I suspect that these two moves are part of a round of cuts that will be officially announced later.

With Galarraga out of the picture, that reduces the competition for the #4 and #5 spots in the rotation. Jeremy Bonderman and Nate Robertson appear to be the front runners with Dontrelle Willis and Eddie Bonine still possibilities. Bonine only went one inning yesterday which is not typical for a potential starter but it is not known how many pitches he might have thrown on the side.


  1. and right after the blown save and "vulture" win jay sborz was sent down.
    By the end of the weekend, there could be a couple more don't you think Lee?

  2. Ron, I'm also expecting some more "cuts" very soon.




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