By Tom Gage, The Detroit News
DETROIT – The Tigers appear to have a taker for Armando Galarraga.
Even Tigers' president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, who almost never labels a trade as "likely," said on Saturday at TigerFest that a deal is likely.
But that -- plus saying it could happen by midweek or sooner – was as far as Dombrowski would go.
He wouldn't say where Galarraga might go or for whom – although it's known that Pittsburgh has some interest. But just saying what he said is an indication the deal might already be done.
Galarraga, of course, became expendable when the Tigers signed Brad Penny to a one-year contract as a starting pitcher. At that point, Dombrowski said he would try to trade Galarraga – and it appears that attempt has been successful.
Galarraga was 4-9 for the Tigers last year, but won just two of his last 21 starts after missing out on a perfect game because of Jim Joyce's wrong call at first base on June 2.