February 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Tom Gage

Ex-Tiger Armando Galarraga might be down to last chance with Rangers

Armando Galarraga signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers on Monday, but without an invite to big-league camp. (LM Otero / Associated Press)

Gage’s 140 (words, not characters)

He’s bouncing around now.

From team to team.

From one fading hope to another.

Armando Galarraga signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers on Monday, but without an invite to big-league camp.

A tough ladder to climb, in other words.

After spending last year entirely in the minors, this could be the last chance for the 32-year-old best known for the perfect game he once pitched for the Tigers — but was deprived of.

Praised for the class he showed after the wrong call was made, Galarraga not only saw that moment of glory disappear, he’s not tasted a crumb of success since.

Since that June night at Comerica Park in 2010, Galarraga is 5-16 in the majors. So he urgently needs something to go right.

Because nothing much has gone his way since the 27th out that wasn’t.

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