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Tigers keep Galarraga with one-year deal

DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed a perfect game last season because of an umpire's blown call, has agreed to a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration, the team said Tuesday.

The Tigers did not release financial terms but Major League Baseball's official website (www.mlb.com) said the deal was worth $2.3 million but is not guaranteed.

Galarraga lost a perfect game last June when umpire Jim Joyce missed a call at first base on what would have been the final out.

The 29-year-old, Venezuelan-born right-hander finished the season with a 4-9 record and a 4.49 earned run average and has a 23-26 career mark with a 4.58 ERA.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)