Arizona acquired righthander Armando Galarraga in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitchers Kevin Eichorn and Ryan Robowski.
Galarraga, 29, had an average 2010 season, but gained fame by missing a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce acknowledged blowing a call with two outs in the ninth inning against Cleveland on June 2.
Wally Backman has replaced former Mets teammate Tim Teufel (now manager of Triple-A Buffalo) as manager of New York’s Double-A Binghamton farm team in the Eastern League. Arizona hired Backman, a Hillsboro, Ore., native, as manager in November 2004, then fired him four days later after it was reported he had been arrested twice and had financial problems. ... Former Dodgers and Yankees manager Joe Torre is leaning toward accepting an unspecified job with Commissioner Bud Selig that would allow him to stay in Los Angeles .