Just in time after I traded for him before our deadline. @#$%^&!!!!
Harden's discomfort 'nothing serious'
Rich Harden, SP CHC
News: Cubs manager Lou Piniella revealed right-hander Rich Harden, who is being given 12 days between starts to rest his arm, has experienced some soreness. "No, I don't think he has a tired arm," Piniella said. "He's had some discomfort, also." Harden, who last pitched Friday against the Phillies, isn't scheduled to pitch again until Sept. 10 in St. Louis. He's been on the disabled list six times in his career. "They were planning on skipping me even before I came here and it just seemed like a decent time," said Harden, 4-1 with a 1.50 ERA and five double-digit strikeout games in nine starts with Chicago since being acquired in a trade from Oakland. "I've been feeling pretty good, but I guess I've had a little bit of discomfort you could call it. But nothing serious."
Analysis: Well, Harden obviously doesn't realize what he puts us through in Fantasy. Any discomfort is serious with him. He should be a decent one-start option in Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14), but you know his history, so we cannot guarantee he makes his next start at this point. Track his progress through the weekend before considering him.