surprising to me. i was assuming harden was gonna be on the shelf until september or mid-august at best but i don't think there was ever any known timetable. i was about to cut him lose in one league thinking i wasn't going to get much from him with him returning that late and there being no point for oakland to pitch him, now i'm not so sure
exactly my thoughts. i'd cut him, but my league has 2dl slots and i have no injuries, so he just sits there and tempts me with his talent. i'd be shocked if he came back so quickly after he said the last injury was "nothing serious" and was on the shelf for two months.
i also think a harden/street combo in the pen would rival some of the best setup/closer tandems in mlb. plus you could throw harden for two innings if you wanted. 7/8 harden, 9 street, sounds pretty tasty to me.