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Cue the injury jokes: Rich Harden is throwing again

Jun 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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I’ll try to avoid the usual durability jokes and simply pass this news along, because Rich Harden has certainly had it rough enough.

The oft-injured right-hander has resumed throwing off a mound following two months on the sidelines with lat muscle soreness, but manager Bob Geren cautioned to Jane Lee of that there’s no timetable for Harden to appear in a simulated game, let alone for him to actually come off the disabled list.

Harden, who has yet to pitch for the A’s after signing an incentive-laden one-year deal as a free agent, threw off a mound Sunday and yesterday, with Geren describing him as “free and easy.”

Normally this is where I’d make some snide comment but I’ll hold off, at least until Harden’s next setback.

  1. scatterbrian - Jun 1, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    He can’t stay healthy. Hilarious!

  2. APBA Guy - Jun 1, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    He’s about to stick a fork in himself. Appropriate, somehow.

  3. xmatt0926x - Jun 1, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Do Harden, Webb, Haren, and Peavy get together and draw straws to see who’s kidding themselves more at this point?

    • scatterbrian - Jun 2, 2011 at 4:51 PM

      As in Dan Haren? Dude has been a full-time starter since 2005, and has averaged 34 starts per season. In fact, no one has started more games since the beginning of 2005 than Haren, and only Sabathia has pitched more innings. I think you pulled the straw this time…

  4. cur68 - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Time for some Colon surgery.

    • royalsfaninfargo - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM

      Why not give it a try? At this point this guy has to have tried everything available to stay healthy. Its not like it could hurt his chances of a comeback!

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