Aug 22, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT
Last month the A’s had a Rich Harden trade worked out, only to have the Red Sox back away because of concerns about his health.
And now Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the A’s put Harden on waivers only to pull him back when the Indians claimed him and “couldn’t work out a deal.”
That means Harden is no longer eligible to be traded and will finish the season in Oakland after throwing 53 innings with a 3.91 ERA and 60/24 K/BB ratio.
Cleveland will presumably continue to be on the lookout for a veteran starter, although the Indians are now 4.5 games back in the AL Central and in danger of falling into third place.
- Brian Matusz was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm 8
- Josh Hamilton will join the Rangers on Monday 4
- UPDATE: David Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis 14
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 39
- Video: Mike Trout makes a ridiculous slide to beat the tag at third base 14
- Cuba’s best pitching prospect is on his way to America 21
- Will Smith suspended for eight games for the foreign substance on his arm 62
- Will Smith’s ejection once again shows baseball’s silly approach to foreign substance rules 49
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- Bryce Harper on Marvin Hudson ejection: “I don’t think 40,000 people came to watch him ump” (131)
- Bryce Harper ejected for second time in a week (122)
- GM Dan Jennings to be named the Marlins new manager. And it’s a terrible idea. (111)
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights (101)