Now Commenting On:

{"event":["hot_stove" ] }

Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract

Deal does not include spring invite; club also inks Dominican lefty Constante

Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract play video for Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract
CINCINNATI -- The Reds have signed starting pitcher Armando Galarraga to a Minor League contract, sources told MLB.com on Tuesday.

The right-hander's deal did not come with an invitation to big league camp.

Galarraga, 31, spent most of the 2012 season in the Minor Leagues with the Astros' organization. In five big league starts and 24 innings last season for Houston, he was 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA.

On June 2, 2010, while pitching for the Tigers, Galarraga became famous for being denied a perfect game on the final play vs. the Indians because of a blown call by first-base umpire Jim Joyce.

A six-year Major League veteran of the Rangers, Tigers, D-Backs and Astros, Galarraga is 26-34 with a 4.78 ERA in 100 games, including 91 starts.

Also on Tuesday, Baseball America reported that the Reds signed 18-year-old Dominican left-handed pitcher Jacob Constante for a $730,000 bonus. It was believed to be the largest signing bonus the Reds have agreed to with an international player since the 2012-13 signing period began on July 2.

According to the report, Constante is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds and can throw his fastball 92-94 mph with an above-average slider but below-average changeup. He will turn 19 in March.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["hot_stove" ] }
{"event":["hot_stove" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español