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Diamondbacks pick up Galarraga from Tigers

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed out on a perfect game last season because of an umpire's incorrect call, the team announced on Monday.

Arizona sent minor league pitchers Kevin Eichorn and Ryan Robowski to Detroit in order to acquire the 29-year-old right-hander from the Tigers.

Detroit had re-signed Galarraga to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million last week, a contract the Diamondbacks will pick up.

"I'm really excited right now, I'm really happy and I'm looking forward to going over there to the National League and a new team," Galarraga told the Diamondbacks website (arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com).

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

The Venezuelan-born starter 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.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)