• by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Twins release Rich Harden

    The Twins have released pitcher Rich Harden, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Harden has not pitched at all this season as he continues to rehab from shoulder surgery.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden to throw live batting practice

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden is scheduled to throw live batting practice this week as he continues to work back to the major leagues, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. The injury-plagued hurler, who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 25, 2011, is looking to make a comeback in the bullpen. Harden has thrown several pain-free bullpen sessions and will need to continue to prove he can remain healthy before the Twins allow him to go on an injury rehab assignment.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden dealing with shoulder soreness

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden threw batting practice this week and felt discomfort in his shoulder, assistant general manager Rob Antony told MLB.com Friday.Harden, who is recovering from right shoulder surgery, was expected to ramp up his activity. Instead, the Twins are expected to take a more cautious approach with the 31-year-old.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rich Harden dealing with some soreness

    Twins general manager Terry Ryan said pitcher Rich Harden experienced some soreness in his right shoulder this past week, but he's expected to ramp up his activity this week, according to MLB.com. Harden continues to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden to throw batting practice Tuesday

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden is slated to throw batting practice at the club's spring training home in Fort Myers, FL on Tuesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Harden is rehabilitating from a shoulder injury. His contract calls for the Twins to either call him up by July 31 or make him a free agent.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden throws to hitters

    ESPN 1500 reports Twins pitcher Rich Harden threw to hitters on Saturday for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. There is still no timetable on the right-hander.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden to throw live BP

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, is expected to throw a live batting practice Saturday, according to The Star Tribune. Harden may be called up by the Twins once he completes his rehab. The 31-year-old has not pitched in the majors since 2011. He went 4-4 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 15 starts for the A's that year.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Keep an eye on Rich Harden

    Rich Harden was reassigned to minor-league camp on Friday, but it had more to do with him not quite being ready than it did with him being unable to perform at a major-league level. With a Twins rotation full of possible implosions, Harden could be in game shape and in the rotation by June 1. It's easy to forget how good Harden was, with a 3.23 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, over his first six seasons, as he struck out a batter per inning. Injuries that started in 2007 finally caught up to him, and Harden tanked from 2009 to 2011, not even pitching in 2012. But he's still just 31, and even in the dark 2009-2011 span, Harden struck out over a batter per inning. In this article, Harden explains he pitched through pain the last few years, adjusting mechanics and throwing junk to try and get batters out. With a repaired shoulder, he's worth at least tracking over the next two months. If things look promising as he progresses, Harden could be a sly, high-strikeout Fantasy add just as he's about to be recalled.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Twins reassign Rich Harden to minor-league camp

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden has been reassigned to minor-league camp, the club announced Friday. Harden, 31, is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. If he can get healthy, Harden will be considered for a starting role with Minnesota.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Rich Harden takes encouraging step

    Twins pitcher Rich Harden threw a successful bullpen session Sunday -- his first of the spring -- as he continues his extensive rehab from shoulder surgery. Harden, who had been restricted to long tossing, fired 26 pitches in the bullpen and is scheduled to throw again later this week. "Much better," pitching coach Rick Anderson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "Really good." There is no timetable for Harden's return to game action and his role with the team is undefined.