According to multiple reports Thursday night, Rich Harden’s 2009 season has come to an end. The Cubs shutdown Harden for the year after it appeared he would only miss two of his final three starts. Harden finished with a 9-9 record in 26 starts with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. In 141 innings Harden struck out 171 batters and walked 67.
It was reportedly a mutual decision to end Rich Harden’s season.
Rich Harden said everything with his arm is fine and the move is just precautionary. Harden said he is suffering from just a little arm fatigue … and if the Cubs were still battling for the post-season then he would be available to pitch.
Stay Tuned … the Hot Stove Season is just around the corner.