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Report: Brewers and Orioles scouted Dodgers’ right-hander Aaron Harang

Mar 4, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

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Assuming all continues to go well with Chad Billingsley‘s elbow, the Dodgers figure to explore possible trades for Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, who both project to begin the season in the bullpen. With that in mind, Ken Gurnick of reports that the Brewers and Orioles had scouts in attendance today as Harang threw three scoreless innings in a minor league game.

No word on whether the Brewers and Orioles are currently involved in negotiations with the Dodgers, but it’s not surprising to see either club in the mix. The Brewers have Yovani Gallardo heading their rotation, but Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, Mark Rogers and Mike Fiers don’t have of a track record and Chris Narveson is working back from shoulder surgery. Meanwhile, the Orioles are similarly relying on multiple pitchers with relatively little major league experience. There are also questions about Jair Jurrjens‘ health and whether Miguel Gonzalez‘s small sample of success from last year is legitimate.

Harang, 34, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings last season. He is owed $7 million this season while his $7 million mutual option for 2014 includes a $2 million buyout.

  1. jessethegreat - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Have the Dodgers kick in 2MM and there is no risk attached to next season.. I’d take the risk on a 7 million one year deal with a “free” shot at another year attached if he has reasonably good season.

  2. chacochicken - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    The Harangutan, one of the best nicknames in baseball.

  3. psuravens19 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Will the Os just go and sign Lohse please. I would much rather have him than the 23rd pick.

  4. smallwoodenator - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I can’t see the Orioles passing on a right hander like Harang. They could use another starter. Man, if they could deal Roberts and maybe one other player….I think they have to let him go. Injured too often and getting long in the tooth…

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