Galarraga receives honorable mention back home

Armando Galarraga didn’t win the Luis Aparicio award this year for outstanding Venezuelan player in the Major Leagues — that went to Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez — but Venezuelan baseball writers are still going to recognize the Tigers right-hander. He’ll receive an honorable mention for his would-be perfect game and the way he handled himself in the aftermath. Thanks to Gerardo Boscan and Augusto Cardenas for passing along the info.

The Tigers have two Aparicio award winners on their roster, pretty impressive since the award didn’t come around until 2004. Magglio Ordonez won it for his Major League batting title in 2007, two years after Miguel Cabrera’s 2005 season in Florida won him the honor. 

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