posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 03:29 PM
The Big Cat is back in the big leagues. The Anaheim Angels purchased the contract of 43-year-old Andres Galarraga from Triple-A Salt Lake of the
Pacific Coast League on Wednesday.
They had signed him to a minor league contract Aug. 4.
Galarraga appeared in 25 games with the Stingers, batting .304 with four homers and 19 RBIs.
He was diagnosed with a recurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last November, which caused him to miss the entire 1999 season. He underwent surgery in
November and had a stem cell transplant in February.
Galarraga, who made his big league debut with the Montreal Expos in 1985, hit .301 with 12 homers and 42 RBIs in 110 games with the San Francisco
Giants last season. He has a career average of .288 with 398 homers and 1,423 RBIs in 2,250 games.