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Twins release Rich Harden at his request

Sometimes, the comeback trail doesn't end the way it's supposed to.  That's been the case for Rich Harden this year.  He has been rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder in hopes of making a return this season.  However, as the date for his opt-out clause came near, it became increasingly evident that Harden was not making the progress he needed to make and he...
Via MLB Injury News
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins release pitcher Rich Harden

Rich Harden has asked for and been granted his release from the Minnesota Twins. Harden, 31, is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and has not pitched at any level since 2011. Reports on Harden’s rehab this season have not been encouraging. When Harden last pitched he made 15 starts for Oakland compiling a 5.12 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Harden hopes to renew career with Twins

By Craig HandelSpecial to 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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins give Harden a shot with minor-league deal

The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Rich Harden on Friday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to their major-league camp in spring training. Harden, 31, will attempt a comeback from rotator cuff surgery on his throwing shoulder last Jan. 31 that sidelined him for the 2012 season. The injury-plagued Harden has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins sign Rich Harden to minor league deal

The Minnesota Twins have signed right handed pitcher Rich Harden to a minor league contract. Harden will be invited to spring training and will compete for a spot at the end of the Twins rotation. Harden, 31, has a long history of injuries and missed the entire 2012 season following surgery to repair a torn capsule in his right shoulder. The Twins were also interested in bringing...
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins sign Harden to minor league contract

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins added yet another starting pitcher Friday, signing veteran right-hander Rich Harden to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.The 31-year-old Harden did not pitch in 2012 after having season-ending shoulder surgery. He last pitched for Oakland in 2011, going 4-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 15 starts. Seven of his nine years...
Via Fox Sports North
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Harden out for 2012 season

Free agent pitcher Rich Harden will miss the 2012 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right shoulder capsule, an ailment he has pitched with since 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. Harden, 30, finally opted to have the injury repaired last week in Pensacola, Fla. Harden, who pitched for the Oakland A's last year, is hoping the surgery will allow...
Via Fox Sports
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Free agent RHP Harden has surgery, to miss season

Free agent righthander Rich Harden will miss the 2012 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The 30-year-old British Columbia native had surgery to repair a torn right shoulder capsule, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday. Harden detailed that he initially suffered the setback in 2007 - and then adjusted his mechanics to compensate for the injury. "There&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Harden has surgery out for season...

For those of us concerned with pitching depth, Rich Harden seemed like a viable alternative.  He's a guy who has battled injuries making his cost reasonable but with a much higher ceiling then any of the other remaining free agents.  Couple that with his familiarity with the front office and it seems to make as much sense as Chris Young.  Unfortunately for Harden and to a...
Via Mets Fever
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Harden: Power Reliever?

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a big Rich Harden fan. To be fair, I don’t get to see many strikeouts by watching my local nine, so he fulfills a need in that respect. But to contextualize, he’s the Will Venable to my Eno Sarris, and today I want to examine why nobody has tried to make Mr. Harden a reliever yet. There is certainly a mold from which a late-inning reliever...
Via Fangraphs
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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