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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
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Aaron Harang won in his return from the DL after allowing one run and nine hits over five innings against the Braves.
The Phillies had lost Harang's last nine starts before he landed on the DL. The Braves had lost Shelby Miller's last seven starts. So, something had to give tonight. It turned out to be the Phillies' streak. Harang wasn't exactly dominant, but then, he's Aaron Harang. He seems like a poor bet in NL-only leagues the rest of the way. Jul 30 - 10:46 PM

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Phillies activated RHP Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll take the roster spot of Jonathan Papelbon, who was dealt to the Nationals this week. Harang was originally slated to make a minor league rehab start Wednesday, but he'll actually make his return Thursday against the Braves. The veteran right-hander has been out for nearly a month with plantar fasciitis.
Jul 30 - 4:54 PM

Aaron Harang (foot) will rejoin the Phillies' rotation on Thursday against the Braves.

Harang had been slated for a rehab start, but the Phils decided to go ahead and plug him back into the rotation since they needed a starter with Cole Hamels being pushed back. The right-hander has missed four weeks of action with plantar fasciitis and figures to be on a fairly limited pitch count.
Jul 29 - 1:51 PM

Aaron Harang (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Assuming he doesn't have a setback, it's expected to be his lone rehab outing before rejoining the Phillies' rotation. Harang has missed nearly a month of action with plantar fasciitis.
Jul 26 - 1:29 PM

Aaron Harang (foot) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

If all goes well, he will then be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Harang has been on the shelf since July 2 due to plantar fasciitis. He's on track to rejoin the Phillies rotation in early August.
Jul 25 - 10:48 AM

Aaron Harang (foot) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

Harang hasn't missed much time with plantar fasciitis, so it's possible he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation after just one rehab start. The right had really been struggling of late before going on the DL, putting up a 6.94 ERA over his last eight outings.
Jul 20 - 4:29 PM

Phillies placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis.

This has "phantom injury" written all over it. Harang has imploded over his last eight starts, losing all eight with a 6.94 ERA. His outing Wednesday against the Brewers may have been his worst yet. He scattered 14 hits and eight runs over five brutal innings. The Phillies activated Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list in the corresponding roster move.
Jul 2 - 1:42 PM

Aaron Harang was torched in a loss on Wednesday, allowing eight runs in five innings versus the Brewers.

Harang gave up 14 hits, which included four doubles and a two-run Adam Lind home run. The right-hander had a great first two months of the season, but fell back to earth in June and it is continuing in July. Over his last six starts, Harang has an 8.55 ERA. Overall, he carries a 4.08 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 73/27 K/BB ratio in 106 innings. He'll try to rebound in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Jul 1 - 10:16 PM

Aaron Harang yielded five runs (four earned) over six innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

Harang gave up nine hits, including a two-run homer to Matt den Dekker in his final inning of work. After starting the season strong, the veteran right-hander has allowed four earned runs or more in each of his last five starts. His ERA has jumped from 2.02 to 3.56 during that time.
Jun 26 - 10:09 PM

Aaron Harang was charged with four earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Harang had a pretty clean first three innings, but Yadier Molina hit an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning and Randal Grichuk slugged a three-run shot in the top of the sixth. Harang's ERA jumped from 3.24 to 3.41. He gets the Nationals at home next.
Jun 20 - 10:10 PM

Aaron Harang gave up four runs in six innings, taking the loss as the Phillies fell 4-0 to the Orioles on Monday.

Harang allowed a run-scoring single to J.J. Hardy in the fifth inning that broke a scoreless tie. The Phillies haven't been hitting, so that may well have been a death knell. Matt Wieters sewed the game up with a three-run home run the next inning. Harang, overall, gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out two. A likely trade candidate, he'll bring a 3.24 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 61/24 K/BB ratio over 89 innings into a weekend home start versus the Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 9:54 PM

Aaron Harang was obliterated by the Reds' offense in Tuesday's loss, serving up seven runs in six innings.

Harang entered the start having allowed four home runs in 77 innings. He doubled that total on Tuesday alone. Zack Cozart hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Harang then gave up back-to-back solo shots to Joey Votto and Todd Frazier. Votto went yard again for a solo blast in the fifth. Harang gave up seven hits overall, walked two, and struck out five. He's been hammered by the Reds in back-to-back starts, but he was never going to maintain the 2.02 ERA with which he finished May. Harang now has a 3.04 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a 59/22 K/BB ratio over 83 innings. He'll match up with the Orioles at Camden Yards next.
Jun 9 - 10:58 PM

Aaron Harang surrendered six runs -- five earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Reds.

Harang walked five (one intentionally) and struck out just one tonight. He entered the game with a 53/15 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings for the season. He's now lost three straight starts, though this was the first one that was his fault. It's the first time he's given up more than two earned runs since April 29.
Jun 4 - 10:02 PM

Aaron Harang gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

The runs scored on solo home runs from Nolan Arenado and Michael McKenry in the second inning. Otherwise, Harang was quite good. He gave up just four hits in all and struck out seven batters without issuing a walk. The veteran right-hander has a surprising 2.02 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 11 starts this season and figures to generate some interest from contenders leading up to the trade deadline.
May 30 - 6:34 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Aaron Harang "has at least been discussed by the Astros."

It's unclear at this point whether they deemed him a fit or not, but the common feeling is that the Astros will look to add an arm to their rotation. Harang, 37, has experienced a career renaissance, putting up a 1.93 ERA across 10 starts for the Phillies this season.
May 29 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Chase Utley
3Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Harang
2Jerome Williams
3Aaron Nola
4Matt Harrison
5Adam Morgan
6David Buchanan
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Justin De Fratus
3Luis Garcia
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Elvis Araujo
7Hector Neris
8Dalier Hinojosa