Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was a coach last year with Oakland and just told me there was nothing wrong with Rich Harden physically when he came of the DL after three months with a sprained elbow.
“He was slinging that stuff at 95 mph,’’ Washington said. “Fastball, splits, he was throwing everything. His velocity was fine, but his command was off. That’s to be expected after being out. We might have rushed him. If he had four, five starts, he would have been right there.’‘