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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 6 (0) / TEX

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Aaron Harang does not plan to pitch this season.
He's leaving the door cracked open in case he changes his mind, but right now it looks like Harang will stay home. The big right-hander will turn 38 in May and held a 4.86 ERA for the Phillies last season, but he surely could've landed a minor league deal if he wanted one. Fri, Mar 18, 2016 01:21:00 PM

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Date:'s Joe Frisaro suggests the Marlins could target free agent right-hander Aaron Harang to fill out their starting rotation.

Frisaro also lists Tim Lincecum, Cliff Lee, Kyle Lohse and Alfredo Simon as possible rotation candidates. Harang previously hinted that 2015 may have been his last season though he has yet to officially announce his retirement. The veteran right-hander began last year strong but faded in the second half with an ugly 6.11 ERA after the All-Star break.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Aaron Harang isn't sure about his plans for next season.

The 37-year-old is on the fence about playing another season. He'll talk things over with his family before making his decision. Harang got off to a strong start this year (1.77 ERA in April and May) before fading down the stretch. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Aaron Harang was solid in a no-decision as the Phillies beat the Nationals on Sunday, allowing two runs in six innings.

Both runs came in the second inning on solo home runs by Ian Desmond and Matt den Dekker. They were two of five hits he gave up along with a walk and two strikeouts. The right-hander has pitched well in his last three starts but still has ugly numbers: a 4.86 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP, and a 106/50 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings. Harang will finish out his season at home against the Marlins.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Aaron Harang yielded two runs in seven innings, picking up the win on Tuesday against the Marlins.

Harang won for the first time since July 30, a span of eight starts. He had a shutout until allowing a two-run home run to Miguel Rojas with two outs in the seventh. Overall, he gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out three. Harang, in a disappointing year, is 6-15 with a 4.93 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 104/49 K/BB ratio over 160 2/3 innings. He'll pitch the Phillies' final road game of the season in the nation's capital against the Nationals.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:47:00 PM

Aaron Harang took a no-decision in Sunday's win against the Cubs, serving up three runs in five innings.

The first two runs came on RBI singles in the first and fourth innings, but Chris Coghlan swatted a no-doubt home run to right field to finish off Harang's afternoon. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five on the afternoon. The right-hander's ERA remains high at 5.04 with a 1.41 WHIP and a 101/47 K/BB ratio over 143 2/3 innings. Harang will take the hill in Atlanta against the Braves over the weekend.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Aaron Harang lost to the Braves on Monday, giving up five runs over five innings.

Freddie Freeman belted a two-run home run off of Harang in the first inning, and the Braves rallied for three more runs in the fourth. The right-hander allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out six. It's the fourth time in his last six starts that he has allowed five-plus runs. Harang will bring an ugly 5.02 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 96/46 K/BB ratio over 148 2/3 innings into a weekend home start against the Cubs.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Aaron Harang gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings but got a no-decision as the Phillies pounded their way to a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Harang was pitching well, holding the Mets scoreless through four. But the Mets rallied to plate four runs and chase the right-hander with two outs in the fifth, ending with a two-run Yoenis Cespedes home run. Overall, he gave up five hits and a walk while striking out four. Harang carries an unimpressive 4.89 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 90/43 K/BB ratio over 143 2/3 innings. He'll open up a homestand versus the Braves next week.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Aaron Harang struggled with his control in a Saturday no-decision against the Marlins, walking four and allowing two runs over seven innings.

Harang might have walked four, but he limited the damage by allowing just two hits. Both runs on his line scored in the third inning, when Derek Dietrich notched a two-run double. For the season, the 37-year-old right-hander holds a 4.67 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 86/39 K/BB ratio over 133 innings. Up next on his schedule, a home start against the division-leading Mets.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Aaron Harang found tough sledding in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, allowing six runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

In a showdown between two of the worst teams in baseball, the Brewers proved to be less awful, earning a weekend sweep with Sunday's demolition of Aaron Harang. Harang had allowed just one heading into the fifth inning, but things went south on him in that frame. An Elian Herrera RBI single made the score 2-0 Brew Crew and a Ryan Braun grand slam upped that advantage by four more runs and ended Harang's afternoon on a tough note. The owner of a 4.79 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 83/35 K/BB ratio across 126 innings, he'll take to the road against the Marlins in his next scheduled start.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Aaron Harang was smoked for eight runs in 5 1/3 innings in Monday's loss in Arizona to the Diamondbacks.

Harang may as well have been throwing batting practice. The D'Backs pounded him for 12 hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk while the right-hander struck out four. The Phillies signed Harang with the hope of trading him, but he was injured earlier in the season and now has an unimpressive 4.52 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and an 81/34 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings. He'll make a road start against the Brewers next.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 12:54:00 AM

Aaron Harang yielded four runs in five innings to the Dodgers on Wednesday, earning his 12th loss.

Harang was victimized by Yasiel Puig in the first inning for a three-run home run, accounting for most of the damage. Adrian Gonzalez knocked in what proved to be the game-winning run with a ground out in the fifth. The right-hander gave up seven hits and walked five while striking out only one batter. Harang owns a 4.11 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP and a 77/33 K/BB ratio over 116 innings, which he'll bring into a road start versus the Diamondbacks next.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 11:01:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 10:46:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 04:54:00 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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 01:51:00 PM

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