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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
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Aaron Harang threw seven no-hit innings in a win over the Mets on Friday.
Harang was pulled after throwing 121 pitches. Six walks cost him a chance to finish off the no-hit bid. The Mets finally got a hit when David Wright singled off Luis Avilan with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Some questioned the Braves' decision to release Freddy Garcia and sign Harang at the end of spring training, but things have worked out brilliantly for the Braves so far. Through four starts, the 35-year-old has a 0.70 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep his surprising resurgence alive next week against the Marlins at home. Apr 18 - 10:42 PM

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Aaron Harang hurled six innings of one-run ball in the Braves' 10-2 defeat of the Nationals on Sunday.

Harang got 10 runs of support from the Atlanta offense -- six of which were piled on in the first two innings -- and simply cruised, yielding just five hits and a walk over his six frames. He struck out five batters, and now boasts a 0.96 ERA and 17/6 K/BB ratio over his first 18 2/3 innings this season. The fun probably won't last, but Harang is a solid streamer at the moment in all standard fantasy leagues. He's scheduled to face the Mets at pitcher-friendly Citi Field next time out.
Apr 13 - 4:51 PM

Aaron Harang showed vintage form Tuesday, striking out nine while allowing just one run over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves.

Singles by Eric Young Jr. and Travis d'Arnaud were the only hits given up by Harang, with a wild pitching accounting for the only run allowed. Harang has now allowed just four hits and five walks against 12 strikeouts over his first 12 2/3 innings this season. The right-hander faces the Nationals on Sunday.
Apr 8 - 10:34 PM

Aaron Harang took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his Braves' debut Wednesday, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Brewers.

Harang had yielded just one walk in the first six frames before Logan Schafer singled up the middle to lead off the seventh. The veteran right-hander wound up allowing two hits on the day while recording three strikeouts. Harang held a 5.40 ERA over 26 starts last season but did have a pair of shutouts, so he's capable of outings like this when he's on. The reality is that he'll probably be off more than on. Harang gets the Mets next week.
Apr 2 - 4:12 PM

Making his Braves debut, Aaron Harang was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera's three-run homer was the big blow. Harang projects as a better stopgap for the Braves than Freddy Garcia, but ideally, he won't be needed after Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd come off the DL. The Braves are hoping to have both available by the end of April.
Mar 27 - 4:41 PM

Braves signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a deal would happen. It's a major league contract, and Harang will hold down a rotation spot for now until other Braves' pitchers get healthy, at which point he'll likely slide into a long relief role. The veteran right-hander posted a 5.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/40 K/BB ratio over 143 1/3 innings last season for the Mariners and Mets.
Mar 24 - 8:24 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves will sign Aaron Harang.

The Braves have evidently decided that Harang would be a better fit than Freddy Garcia. The big right-hander posted a 2.00 ERA over four outings with the Indians this spring before being released earlier Monday, but it obviously didn't take long for him to land on his feet. He should hold a spot in Atlanta's rotation at least until Mike Minor (shoulder) is ready.
Mar 24 - 7:15 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are interested in free agent right-hander Aaron Harang.

Harang was given his release by the Indians on Monday after he was informed that he was not going to be on the Opening Day roster. The 35-year-old right-hander had a 5.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/40 K/BB ratio over 143 1/3 innings last season between the Mariners and Mets. It's hard to believe he'd be much of an upgrade over Freddy Garcia, who the Braves released Monday.
Mar 24 - 5:16 PM

Indians released RHP Aaron Harang.

Harang asked to be cut Monday after the Indians informed him that he would not be on the Opening Day roster. The 35-year-old right-hander posted a 2.00 ERA in four outings this spring in the Cactus League and should be able to catch on with a new team rather quickly.
Mar 24 - 1:08 PM

The Indians have told Aaron Harang that he won't make the Opening Day roster.

Harang was battling with a slew of other starters, including Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer, for the fifth starter job this spring. Harang has the ability to opt out of his contract by Monday, or he can accept an assignment to the minors and receive a $100,000 bonus. He had a decent spring, so he may take his chances at finding a better landing spot elsewhere.
Mar 23 - 1:00 PM

Aaron Harang delivered another strong performance in Sunday's win over the Giants, allowing just one run on four hits over his four innings of work.

The 35-year-old right-hander walked one and punched out three. He's making a decent case for inclusion in the Tribe's Opening Day rotation, posting a 2.00 ERA and 6/2 K/BB ratio through his first nine innings.
Mar 16 - 11:33 PM

Aaron Harang held the Cubs scoreless in two innings on Thursday.

Harang allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two. The veteran right-hander hopes to contribute out of the rotation immediately but will likely start the season in the minors and serve as rotation depth.
Mar 6 - 5:52 PM

Aaron Harang fared decently in his Cactus League debut with the Indians on Sunday, surrendering one run on one hit in two innings of work against the Mariners.

The veteran right-hander is in camp as a non-roster invitee where he's hoping to catch on as the fifth starter in the Opening Day rotation. His days of being relevant in fantasy leagues have long since passed.
Mar 2 - 9:48 PM

Aaron Harang held the Reds scoreless in his only inning of work as the Indians lost 8-3 on Wednesday.

Harang allowed one hit and struck out one in his only inning of work in the second frame. The Indians signed Harang to a minor league deal in the middle of February, hoping he can provide them with some starting rotation depth. The right-hander had a rough go of things last year with the Mets and Mariners and isn't likely to break camp with the Indians.
Feb 26 - 6:40 PM

Indians signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract.

The veteran right-hander is already in camp with his new squad. The 35-year-old had a brutal 2013 season, posting a 5.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/40 K/BB ratio over 143 1/3 innings with the Mariners and Mets. Even if he manages to make the team, his fantasy value is minimal.
Feb 15 - 12:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin