Found October 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Veteran right-hander Aaron Harang spent the 2013 season with several teams, but he ultimately landed with the New York Mets. He was effective over four starts, and he said after the season that he's open to returning with New York in 2014. What has yet to be determined is if the Mets are interested in re-signing Harang. Harang was a viable option for the Mets as a back-of-the-rotation starter, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.52 and 1.391 over four starts spanning 23 innings. Of course, he struggled over 22 starts with the Seattle Mariners prior to being cut loose and signing with the Mets, maintaining an ugly ERA and so-so WHIP of 5.76 and 1.338. The Mets have little certainty when it comes to their starting rotation for 2014. They're ace, Matt Harvey, has elected to undergo major surgery. There are talks that another potential ace in the making, Zack Wheeler, could be traded in order to upgrade the team. For that reason, Michael Baron of Mets Blog considers Harang someone New York could target to help bridge the gap to prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero. Harang isn't spectacular, but he's proven able to provide at least 20 starts per season at an ERA and WHIP near 4.50 and 1.350, if not a bit better. The Mets could certainly do worse, and Baron believes Harang is a nice fit in the spacious park that is Citi Field. Time will tell if Mets' brass agrees. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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