Orioles invite P Galarraga, others to spring training

The Baltimore Orioles signed and invited 14 roster players to spring training. Among those with previous major league experience are pitchers Armando Galarraga and Pat Neshek and catcher Ronny Paulino.

Galarraga went 3-4 with a 5.91 earned run average, 28 strikeouts and 22 walks in eight starts last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also spent time with the Orioles Triple-A club in Reno.

Galarraga, 30, is most well known for pitching a perfect game with the Detroit Tigers on June 2, 2010 against the Cleveland Indians -- only it wasn't a perfect game.

On the final play of that game, Indians' shortstop Jason Donald slapped a ground ball to first base. Miguel Cabrera got off the bag, retrieved the ball and flipped it to Galarraga covering first.

Donald appeared to be out by a step at first but first base umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe, spoiling what would have been a perfect game.

Joyce admitted after he saw the play on replay that he blew the call.

In 95 career games -- 86 starts -- Galarraga has a 26-30 mark with a 4.69 ERA, 329 strikeouts and 208 walks with Texas, Detroit and the Diamondbacks.

Neshek, 31, went 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA, 20 strikeouts and 22 walks in 25 relief appearances for the San Diego Padres last season.

Neshek, a five-year MLB veteran, boasts a 12-7 record with a 3.21 ERA, 171 strikeouts and 67 walks.

Paulino played in 78 games in 2011 with the New York Mets, posting a .268 average with two home runs and 19 runs batted in.

Over 553 games with Pittsburgh, Florida and the Mets, Paulino is a career .273 hitter with 33 home runs and 211 RBI.