Harden reinstated from DL for A’s start

Rich Harden was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on

Friday for his first start with the Oakland Athletics in three

years.

Harden, who did not make an appearance during spring training,

started the season on the disabled list with a strained right

shoulder. He was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 18.

Oakland made a couple of moves before hosting Arizona on Friday

night. It also recalled right-hander Fautino De Los Santos from

Triple-A Sacramento, optioned right-hander Trystan Magnuson to

Sacramento and designated left-hander Bobby Cramer for

assignment.

Harden was 36-19 with a 3.42 ERA in 97 games, 89 starts, with

the A’s between 2003-08. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs and went

19-15 with a 4.00 ERA with the Cubs and Texas Rangers before

signing with the A’s as a free agent during the offseason.

A’s manager Bob Melvin announced a one-time six-man rotation to

protect Harden. Josh Outman, Gio Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy

(currently on the DL with a stress reaction), Trevor Cahill and

Guillermo Moscoso will follow the righty.