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Penny Says He's Healthy After Injury-Plagued 2010

Brad Penny insists he's healthy and ready to help the Tigers after an injury-plagued 2010 season.

Penny pitched well for St. Louis last season before going on the disabled list in late May with a back injury.

Detroit signed Penny to a one-year deal earlier this month despite the fact that he hasn't pitched in a major-league game in eight months.

Via Associated Press


Tigers Deal Galarraga To D-Backs

The Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed starter Armando Galarraga from the Tigers for pitching prospects Kevin Eichhorn and Ryan Robowski.

Galarraga, who came within one out of a perfect game last season, was 4-9 with a 4.49 ERA in 25 appearances in 2010.

Last week, Detroit designated Galarraga for assignment shortly after agreeing with him on a $2.3 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Via ESPN


Tigers Have Trade Lined Up For Galarraga

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says he has a trade lined up for right-hander Armando Galarraga.

Dombrowski wouldn't reveal anymore details, but the Pirates and Diamondbacks are known to have interest.

Galarraga became expendable when the Tigers signed Brad Penny to a one-year contract as a starting pitcher.

Via Detroit News


Martinez Gets Advice From Hafner On Being DH

Victor Martinez is thrilled to be in Detroit, where he'll primarily serve as the team's designated hitter.

Martinez received advice from former Cleveland teammate Travis Hafner.

"He told me that you have to do a lot. Maybe people think that it's easy to be a DH. It's hard," Martinez said.

"You have to keep warm. You've got to go into the weight room and run the bike and do stuff, stretch yourself. You can't just sit there for a half an hour, an hour, until you get at bat again and just go out there and hit. It's not like that."

Via Associated Press


D-Backs Interested In Armando Galarraga

The Diamondbacks are showing strong interest in Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, who could fill out their rotation.

The clubs are said to be exchanging names in trade talks, but nothing is imminent.

Detroit has a week to trade him, release him or place him on waivers.

Via Arizona Republic


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