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
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
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.