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Armando Galarraga trade talks focus on Diamondbacks?

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Yesterday, Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said he thought it was likely Armando Galarraga would be traded. He added he might even have some news by the middle of the week. Arizona Republic reporter Nick Piecoro might have the news a bit earlier.

Piecoro wrote yesterday on Twitter that the teams have been discussing names, and one of the names is right-handed pitcher Kevin Eichhorn. (TigsTown's Mark Anderson ranked him 25th in the D-backs organization). Eichhorn was a 2008 third-round draft pick by the Diamondbacks who spent most of his season in rookie league ball last season and struggled in his handful of Class A appearances. His draft description said he had a low-90s fastball, average curve, plus command and "terrific" mound presence. He's shown an ability to strike batters out, but not much more yet. His father, Mark, is a former MLB pitcher who finished third in rookie of the year voting in 1986.

It's obviously too early to get indignant or excited or anything else. After all, names were just being exchanged, and that was only one of them. But that's the information we've got so far.

(Hat-tip HardBallTalk)