–Raise your hand if you’re surprised that Aaron Harang won’t be ready to return when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list:
Aaron Harang is eligible to come off the disabled list on Wednesday, but won’t.
In fact, Harang hasn’t begun throwing yet.
Harang (sore forearm) was to be re-examined by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek on Monday. Harang is 3-11 with a 4.76 ERA.
“He’s been training and working, a lot of cardio,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “He’ll be in great shape when he comes back. We’ve got to get his arm in shape. Hopefully, he doesn’t have any setbacks.”
–Speaking of which, why didn’t the Reds just place Jared Burton on the disabled list instead of playing short-handed? And when is Burton ever going to be able to pitch again?
–More DL issues: P Daryl Thompson is headed to the disabled list, too.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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