Thursday, 11 April 2013

           Harang reportedly going from Rockies to Mariners

The Mariners are near securing veteran right-hander Aaron Harang in an exchange with the Rockies, as per a report Thursday by Ken Rosenthal of 

Seattle and Colorado have been in talks about Harang, however both groups stated they aren't near announcing a bargain, which Rosenthal stated might need regard from the Commissioner's Office in light of the fact that it will include a money trade of more than $1 million. 

Harang, 34, is under contract for $7 million for this period, in addition to either a $2 million buyout for 2014 or an shared choice for between $7-8 million hinging on what number of innings he pitches this period. 

It was not known who the Mariners might send to the Rockies, however on the grounds that Colorado is accepted to be looking for value adolescent profundity at the Minor League level, any players setting off to the Rockies would probable be somebody who isn't on Seattle's 40-man lists. 

Harang was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 179 2/3 innings with the Dodgers final period, then was exchanged final Saturday for catcher Ramon Hernandez, with the Dodgers incorporating $4.25 million to counterbalance some of Harang's pay. 

The Rockies quickly designated Harang for chore and started shopping him, with numerous clubs communicating investment in the 11-year veteran. 

Any bargain with the Mariners might be of a comparative structure to what Colorado did with the Dodgers, with Seattle surrendering an adolescent prospect in return for Harang and money. 

Harang is 105-104 with a 4.19 ERA in parts of 11 Major League seasons. Harang was fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting in 2007, when he went 16-6 for Cincinnati. He pitched eight flavors for the Reds, from 2003-10, and was 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA for the Padres in 2011 before marking as an unhindered agent with the Dodgers a year ago. 

The Mariners' revolution right now incorporates newbie Brandon Maurer and youthful right-hander Blake Beavan, who have both battled in their first two begins. 

Seattle has some value pitching prospects at Triple-A Tacoma, incorporating 2011 first-adjust Draft pick Danny Hultzen, and additionally veteran Jeremy Bonderman. Anyhow Harang could add some demonstrated profundity to a pivot bested by Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Joe Saunders. 


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