By Craig HandelSpecial to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Six years. Maybe seven.
That's the last time Rich Harden's shoulder felt as good as it has the past few weeks.
His right arm has been at the right angle, his elbow where it should be. The ball came out of his hand the way he wanted, and what's best is he's starting to throw instinctively.
"I didn't think about it," said Harden, who the Twins signed to a minor-leage contract in the offseason. "It's coming along. To have a day (March 5) like that. I haven't felt like that in a while."
It has been 13 months since Harden, 31, had surgery to tighten his shoulder capsule. The procedure kept him out of the 2012 season. He's hoping this is the magic mend after injuries have put him on the disabled list 10 times in the past nine years and prevented him from pitching 100 innings four of the past nine seasons.
"The decision to do surgery was the right decision," Harden said. "I think it makes it a little easier in that I want to d...