current status: On roster
#34 SP | 6'7", 260 lbs. | Atlanta
Birth Date:May 9, 1978 (36 years old) Place of Birth:San Diego, CA Hometown:San Diego, CA
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 1999 (6th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 1999 (6th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
|Assets:||Can be somewhat intimidating on the mound, due to his massive frame. Has durability and strikeout ability. Can log plenty of innings and even lead a staff.|
|Flaws:||Can be too hittable at times, which gets him into trouble. His fastball straightens out too much, so he serves up a lot of homers. Hitters are more comfortable the more they see him.|
|Career Potential:||Solid veteran starter.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Florida State League (A)||All-Star Team||2000|
|Appalachian League (R)||Most Valuable Pitcher||1999|
|Appalachian League (R)||All-Star Team||1999|
Movements & Injuries
|3/24/2014||Released by the Cleveland Indians.|
|3/24/2014||Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.|
|2/15/2014||Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|9/08/2013||Contract purchased from Las Vegas (AAA).|
|9/02/2013||Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.|
|8/31/2013||Released by the Seattle Mariners.|
|8/26/2013||Designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.|
|5/21/2013||Missed 5 games (back injury).|
|5/16/2013||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2013||Acquired from the Colorado Rockies.|
|4/06/2013||Designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies.|
|4/06/2013||Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.|
|4/30/2012||Missed 3 games (bruised left foot).|
|4/27/2012||Bruised left foot, day-to-day.|
|12/08/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a two-year contract.|
|10/30/2011||San Diego Padres declined their contract option for the 2012 season|
|10/30/2011||Declared free agent.|
|8/20/2011||Missed 4 games (right wrist injury).|
|8/16/2011||Right wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2011||Missed 26 games (foot injury).|
|6/13/2011||Foot injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 10th, 2011).|
|6/12/2011||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|12/06/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.|
|11/03/2010||Cincinnati Reds declined their contract option for the 2011 season.|
|10/10/2010||Missed 2 playoff games (right index finger).|
|10/06/2010||Right index finger, day-to-day.|
|10/03/2010||Missed 5 games (right ankle injury).|
|9/28/2010||Right ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|9/22/2010||Right ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|8/31/2010||Missed 52 games (back injury).|
|7/06/2010||Back injury, early September.|
|7/05/2010||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|8/23/2009||Appendectomy, early September (retroactive to August 21st, 2009).|
|8/20/2008||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|8/10/2008||Missed 26 games (forearm injury).|
|7/13/2008||Forearm injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 9).|
|7/10/2008||Forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|7/08/2008||Missed 3 games (forearm injury).|
|7/04/2008||Forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|8/08/2007||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|8/01/2007||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|7/23/2007||Missed 4 games (bereavement list).|
|7/19/2007||Placed on the bereavement list by the Cincinnati Reds.|
|5/17/2007||Placed on bereavement list by the Cincinnati Reds.|
|2/06/2007||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a four-year contract.|
|1/17/2006||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|5/30/2005||Missed 5 games (illness).|
|6/26/2004||Missed 20 games (right elbow injury).|
|6/04/2004||Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 2).|
|2/27/2004||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|8/09/2003||Recalled from Louisville (AAA).|
|7/30/2003||Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.|
|7/16/2003||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|5/24/2003||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|3/20/2003||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|10/01/2002||Did not make the 25-man playoff roster.|
|9/04/2002||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|8/26/2002||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|7/24/2002||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|7/23/2002||Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).|
|5/25/2002||Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).|
|3/24/2014||Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves.|
|2/15/2014||Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.|
|9/02/2013||Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.|
|4/11/2013||Colorado Rockies traded Aaron Harang to the Seattle Mariners for Steven Hensley.|
|4/06/2013||Los Angeles Dodgers traded Aaron Harang and cash to the Colorado Rockies for Ramon Hernandez.|
|12/08/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.|
|12/06/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres.|
|7/30/2003||Oakland Athletics traded Aaron Harang, Jeff Bruksch and Joe Valentine to the Cincinnati Reds for Jose Guillen.|
|12/12/2000||Texas Rangers traded Aaron Harang and Ryan Cullen to the Oakland Athletics for Randy Velarde.|
|6/02/1999||Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 6th round (195th overall) in 1999.|
Harang limits Mets to one run to grab 9th win | 07/10/2014 10:09 PM
NewsAaron Harang earned win number nine after limiting the Mets to one run over seven innings of work in Thursday's start.
ImpactHarang has now won four consecutive contests. Thursday's start was the 14th out of 19 in which Harang has allowed two or fewer earned runs as well. Overall, the right-hander allowed only four hits while walking four and striking out two. The 36-year-old right-hander owns a 3.53 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 95/44 K/BB ratio heading into the All-Star break.
Harang allows four runs but Braves win | 07/05/2014 7:28 PM
NewsAaron Harang allowed four runs -- three earned -- in eight innings but the Braves beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
ImpactHarang had a rough opening inning -- surrendering three runs -- but he did well to settle in after that and was picked up by the Atlanta offense. The right-hander earned his eighth win of the season in the process and will bring a solid 3.67 ERA into his next outing on the road versus the Mets.
Harang shaky, but limits damage in 7th win | 06/29/2014 5:10 PM
NewsAaron Harang improved to 7-6, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Braves defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday.
ImpactHarang was by no means dominant, allowing 11 hits, walking two, and striking out four. However, the right-hander was able to pitch his way out of danger consistently, as Marlon Byrd was the only one able to do any damage with two solo home runs. Harang now has a 3.69 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 92/39 K/BB ratio. He'll do battle against the Diamondbacks in his next start.
Harang holds Astros to two runs for sixth win | 06/24/2014 11:37 PM
NewsAaron Harang held the Astros to two runs over six innings for his sixth win of the season on Tuesday.
ImpactHarang bounced back from a 13-hit, nine-run drubbing from the Phillies his last time out to pull his record even at 6-6. The right-hander gave up six hits and two walks on the night, striking out five. Harang has backed off his torrid pace in April, but he still owns a 3.78 ERA and 88/37 K/BB ratio through 16 starts on the year. Harang will get another shot at taming the Phillies lineup when they meet up this weekend.
Aaron Harang rocked in loss to Phillies | 06/18/2014 4:11 PM
NewsAaron Harang was blasted for nine runs -- eight earned -- over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
ImpactHarang gave up a whopping 13 hits, walked three and threw two wild pitches. He needed 115 pitches to cover the five frames. The veteran right-hander has held up surprisingly well in the Braves' rotation thus far, but today's effort is a reminder that he's been pitching over his head. He'll take a 3.83 ERA into Houston next week.
Aaron Harang tops Angels to earn fifth win | 06/13/2014 10:52 PM
NewsAaron Harang picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, surrendering just one run on four hits over six innings against the Angels.
ImpactThe veteran right-hander continues to defy expectations and pitch well in the Braves rotation. The only offense against him in this one, came on a run-scoring wild pitch in the third inning. Harang now sports a 3.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 79/32 K/BB ratio on the season. He'll head in search of his sixth victory when he takes on the Phillies at home on Wednesday.
Harang walks six in loss against Diamondbacks | 06/08/2014 10:07 PM
NewsAaron Harang walked six while allowing three runs over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
ImpactHarang dodged bullets all day, and it finally caught up to him in the seventh inning. He gave up a two-run home run to David Peralta, and his walk of Cody Ross also came around to score after he'd departed. He hasn't been as good as he was in April, but Harang still owns a 3.33 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 13 starts. An interleague date with the Angels looms on Friday.
Aaron Harang solid over 6 2/3 Sunday | 06/01/2014 5:13 PM
NewsAaron Harang held the Marlins to two runs across 6 2/3 frames in a 4-2 victory Sunday.
ImpactHarang allowed just five hits, but one of them left the yard and he also walked four batters and struck out just two. The veteran right-hander continues to get by with smoke and mirrors, as he's managed to put up a 3.24 ERA over 12 outings. Harang is bound to hit a wall at some point, and it could very easily happen next weekend in Arizona.
Harang allows 4 ER in 5 1/3 IP in no-decision | 05/22/2014 11:04 PM
NewsAaron Harang got the no-decision, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Braves defeated the Brewers 5-4 on Thursday.
ImpactHarang's carriage may be turning back into a pumpkin. The 36-year-old carried a 0.85 ERA through his first five starts, but has posted a 6.11 ERA in five starts since. On the night, Harang allowed nine hits, walked one, and struck out five. He'll take his ever-increasing 3.32 ERA into next week's start against the Red Sox.
Aaron Harang fans seven in loss to Cardinals | 05/17/2014 4:48 PM
NewsAaron Harang pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Saturday, racking up seven strikeouts while allowing three runs over seven innings.
ImpactThe veteran right-hander surrendered six hits on the afternoon without walking a batter. He continues to defy the skeptics, and logic, by maintaining a high level of performance for the Braves. Harang owns a 3.15 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 59/17 K/BB ratio through his first 54 1/3 frames. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Brewers at home on Thursday.
Harang whiffs nine in win over Cubs on Sunday | 05/11/2014 4:34 PM
NewsAaron Harang struck out nine over six innings of two-run ball in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactAfter two straight losses, Harang got back in the win column with Sunday's outing. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked two on the day. Even with the couple rough outings, Harang still holds a 2.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in eight starts. Harang faces the Cardinals, who beat him his last time out, in St. Louis on Saturday.
Aaron Harang solid in loss to Cards | 05/06/2014 12:10 AM
NewsAaron Harang yielded four runs -- two earned -- in six innings Monday in a loss to the Cardinals.
ImpactHarang was the victim of a rare off night from Andrelton Simmons at shortstop, but this was still a much better outing than he had last time out against the Marlins. That he has a 43/15 K/BB ratio with just two homers allowed in 42 1/3 innings suggests he isn't through being a factor in mixed leagues just yet.
Harang hammered as Marlins rout Braves | 04/30/2014 10:29 PM
NewsAaron Harang suffered his first poor start of the season, allowing nine runs in 4 2/3 innings to the Marlins as the Braves lost 9-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactHarang entered the start with a league-leading 0.85 ERA, having gone six innings in all five of his starts. The Marlins were not fooled by anything the 35-year-old was throwing. Harang walked one, allowed ten hits including two home runs, and struck out four in the effort. If Harang will rebound, he'll have to do it against the Cardinals next.
Aaron Harang fans 11 as Braves down Marlins | 04/23/2014 4:03 PM
NewsAaron Harang was fantastic again Wednesday, striking out 11 over six innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 victory over the Marlins.
ImpactHarang had to settle for a no-decision, but he yielded just six hits and one walk to go along with his 11 punchouts. Remarkably, the right-hander is the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1997 to start a season with five starts of at least six-plus innings and one or fewer runs allowed. He'll take a microscopic 0.85 ERA into a rematch with the Marlins next week.
Harang throws seven no-hit innings vs. Mets | 04/18/2014 10:42 PM
NewsAaron Harang threw seven no-hit innings in a win over the Mets on Friday.
ImpactHarang 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.
Harang solid again, Braves trounce Nationals | 04/13/2014 4:51 PM
NewsAaron Harang hurled six innings of one-run ball in the Braves' 10-2 defeat of the Nationals on Sunday.
ImpactHarang 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.
Harang flirts with no-no in Braves' debut | 04/02/2014 4:12 PM
NewsAaron 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.
ImpactHarang 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.
Aaron Harang gives up six runs to Tigers | 03/27/2014 4:41 PM
NewsMaking his Braves debut, Aaron Harang was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.
ImpactMiguel 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.
Braves make Aaron Harang deal official | 03/24/2014 8:24 PM
NewsBraves signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year contract.
ImpactFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a deal would happen. It's a major league contract, as 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 held 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.
Rosenthal: Braves to sign Aaron Harang | 03/24/2014 7:15 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves will sign Aaron Harang.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Braves interested in RHP Aaron Harang | 03/24/2014 5:16 PM
NewsMark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are interested in free agent right-hander Aaron Harang.
Mark Bowman on Twitter
ImpactHarang 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 much much of an upgrade over Freddy Garcia, who the Braves released Monday.
Indians release right-hander Aaron Harang | 03/24/2014 1:08 PM
NewsIndians released RHP Aaron Harang.
ImpactHarang 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.
Harang told he won't make Opening Day roster | 03/23/2014 1:00 PM
NewsThe Indians have told Aaron Harang that he won't make the Opening Day roster.
Nick Camino on Twitter
ImpactHarang 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.
Aaron Harang fans three in win over Giants | 03/16/2014 11:33 PM
NewsAaron 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.
ImpactThe 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.
Harang tosses two scoreless vs. Cubs | 03/06/2014 5:52 PM
NewsAaron Harang held the Cubs scoreless in two innings on Thursday.
ImpactHarang 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.
Aaron Harang fares decently in Indians debut | 03/02/2014 9:48 PM
NewsAaron 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.
ImpactThe 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.
Aaron Harang tosses a scoreless frame | 02/26/2014 6:40 PM
NewsAaron Harang held the Reds scoreless in his only inning of work as the Indians lost 8-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactHarang 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.
Harang signs minor league deal with Indians | 02/15/2014 12:50 PM
NewsIndians signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract.
Paul Hoynes on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Harang fans seven Brewers in no-decision | 09/28/2013 9:18 PM
NewsAaron Harang pitched well in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday, allowing just one run and racking up seven strikeouts in his six innings of work.
ImpactHarang surrendered five hits and a pair of walks in the game. The only blemish on his evening was a solo homer off the bat of Carlos Gomez in the fourth inning. The 35-year-old struggled through 26 starts between the Mariners and Mets this season, compiling a 5-12 record, 5.40 ERA and 113/40 K/BB ratio in 143 1/3 innings. Heading into free agency this offseason, Harang could struggle to find a Major League deal, and may have to settle for a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Harang fans eight in no-decision vs. Giants | 09/18/2013 10:26 PM
NewsAaron Harang allowed four runs -- three earned -- while striking out eight over five innings against the Giants on Wednesday.
ImpactHarang has now, strangely, struck out 18 batters over his first 11 innings as a Met. Like his first start, though, it wasn't all pretty, as he gave up three earned runs, including a home run. Unlike his first start, Harang avoided taking the loss as the Mets came back to win in their last at-bat. We don't recommend rolling with the right-hander when he visits the Reds next week.
Harang notches 10 strikeouts in loss to Nats | 09/12/2013 5:10 PM
NewsMaking his first start with the Mets, Aaron Harang struck out 10 batters over six innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
ImpactHarang was victimized by the home run ball, as three solo home runs were enough to put him on the losing side. The veteran right-hander is mostly around to eat innings down the stretch, but he should be relevant in NL-only leagues.
Harang to start Thursday against Nationals | 09/09/2013 4:26 PM
NewsAaron Harang will make his Mets' debut on Thursday against the Nationals.
Adam Rubin on Twitter
ImpactOriginally scheduled to start in one of Saturday's doubleheader games against the Marlins, Harang has been moved up to a less appetizing matchup. A desperate NL-only owner may have talked himself into starting Harang against Miami's MLB-worst (by far) offense, but those rogue thoughts should now be bludgeoned. Harang posted a 5.76 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 87/28 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings with the Mariners earlier this year. His career is just about over.
Mets recall Aaron Harang from Triple-A | 09/08/2013 10:47 PM
NewsMets recalled RHP Aaron Harang from Triple-A Las Vegas.
ImpactHarang, who was signed last week after being released by the Mariners, will make his Mets debut when he starts one game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins. While a return to the National League should help, Harang still shouldn't be trusted in mixed leagues.
Aaron Harang set to join Mets on Monday | 09/08/2013 9:11 PM
NewsAaron Harang, Mike Baxter and Juan Centeno are expected to be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to join the Mets on Monday.
Adam Rubin on Twitter
ImpactThe veteran right-hander was signed by the Mets last week after posting a hideous 5.76 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 87/28 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings with the Mariners this season. He's expected to start one game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Mets ink Aaron Harang to minor league deal | 09/02/2013 8:25 AM
NewsMets signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
New York Mets on Twitter
ImpactHarang was released by the Mariners on Sunday after posting a 5.76 ERA over 22 starts. The 35-year-old right-hander is doubtful to make a positive impact in New York.
Aaron Harang released by Mariners | 09/01/2013 10:28 AM
NewsMariners released RHP Aaron Harang.
ImpactHe had no trouble passing through waivers after being designated for assignment last week. Someone might add Harang for depth for the stretch run, but he certainly won't have any fantasy relevance.
Aaron Harang designated for assignment | 08/26/2013 6:20 PM
NewsMariners designated RHP Aaron Harang for assignment.
ImpactHarang is one of only seven pitchers this season to record two shutouts, but the lows far outweighed the highs for the veteran righty. He wound up posting a 5.76 ERA over 22 starts for the M's after being acquired just after the season. Harang will certainly clear waivers but could catch on for depth somewhere for the final month.
Harang roughed up in loss to Angels | 08/25/2013 7:20 PM
NewsAaron Harang was charged with seven runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels.
ImpactHarang was coming off a quality start in his last outing, but was roughed up for his 11th loss of the season. He allowed two walks, seven strikeouts, and gave up a two-run shot to Kole Calhoun in the sixth inning. Harang now owns a 5.76 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 120 1/3 innings.
Harang haults wretched stretch in no-decision | 08/20/2013 12:37 AM
NewsAaron Harang allowed only one run on five hits over seven innings Monday against the A's.
ImpactHarang entered this start with a 12.75 ERA in three August starts. He lasted just 12 innings total in those beatings, allowing five homers and walking more batters than he whiffed. Calling Monday's performance "unexpected" would be an understatement. Harang (5.49 ERA) may have saved his job, but he still shouldn't be trusted in any format.
Harang allows three runs on no-decision Wed. | 08/14/2013 11:22 PM
NewsAaron Harang allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Wednesday.
ImpactHarang was in line for his sixth win of the season before reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a blown save in the ninth. Harang allowed seven hits, including a Wil Myers two-run homer, and three walks, striking out five in the outing. He remains unrosterable in all fantasy formats. His next start will come Monday against the A's in Oakland.
Aaron Harang hit hard by Blue Jays | 08/07/2013 7:33 PM
NewsAaron Harang was lit up again Wednesday, yielding seven runs in two-plus innings versus the Blue Jays.
ImpactThe incredibly inconsistent Harang allowed seven runs last time out against the Orioles. He's had five outings this year in which he's given up seven or more runs, but he's also had two shutouts and four starts in which he's allowed just one earned run. Still, with his ERA up to 5.79 now, his rotation spot has to be in doubt.
Harang hammered for seven runs in loss | 08/02/2013 10:18 PM
NewsAaron Harang was blasted for seven runs in five innings in a loss to the Orioles.
ImpactHarang was touched up for seven hits, including a pair of home runs. This was the fourth time this season that he allowed at least seven earned runs in a start. After getting his ERA under 5.00 for the first time this season after his last start, it's now back up to 5.27 on the year. He'll get the Blue Jays next at home.
Harang allows just one run in loss to Twins | 07/27/2013 7:28 PM
NewsAaron Harang allowed just one run in five innings but the Mariners lost to the Twins on Saturday.
ImpactHarang has been dominant now in two straight starts, looking energized out of the All-Star break. He gave up only three Minnesota hits on Saturday and struck out five. This small stretch of positive results will get a test next week when he faces the Orioles in Baltimore.
Aaron Harang beats Indians for fifth win | 07/23/2013 1:18 AM
NewsStarting on 11 days' rest, Aaron Harang pitched seven innings of one-run ball in the Mariners' win over the Indians on Monday.
ImpactThe break did Harang some good, as he turned in his best start since his shutout of the Astros on June 11. He's now 5-8 with a 5.06 ERA for the season. He has a favorable matchup coming up against the Twins this weekend.
Harang tagged for seven runs on eight hits | 07/11/2013 1:36 AM
NewsAaron Harang was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in five innings by the Red Sox in a loss Wednesday.
ImpactHe also walked three and failed to strike out a batter. Harang actually entered the contest riding a rare streak of competency, posting a 2.45 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio over his last five starts. We still wouldn't trust him outside of deep AL-only leagues. Harang finishes the first half 4-8 with a 5.38 ERA.
Harang gives up two runs in win over Reds | 07/05/2013 10:29 PM
NewsAaron Harang allowed two runs in six innings in a win over the Reds on Friday.
ImpactHarang pitched well against his former team, scattering six hits (including a solo homer by Joey Votto) against one walk and four strikeouts. The veteran right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven out of his last eight starts, lowering his ERA from 8.58 to 4.92 along the way. However, he makes for a risky fantasy option against the Red Sox next week.
Harang allows three earned, M's lose to Cubs | 06/29/2013 10:57 PM
NewsAaron Harang yielded three earned runs in eight innings Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Cubs.
ImpactThe game went into extra innings, so Harang escaped with a no-decision. The veteran right-hander did not walk a batter but he also struck out only one. He has a rough 5.08 ERA through 72 2/3 innings (13 starts) this season.
Harang surrenders 3 runs on 6 hits in ND | 06/23/2013 2:09 AM
NewsAaron Harang surrendered three runs on six hits over five innings as part of a no-decision victory against the A's on Saturday.
ImpactHe struck out three and walked two. Harang's peripherals (including a 59/11 K/BB rate and a much lower FIP than ERA) continue to indicate that improvement is coming, we aren't seeing it in actuality. While the veteran fly-ball pitcher is a nice fit for Safeco, even a cavernous park can't contain the projectiles opposing hitters often swat into orbit off one of Harang's slop offerings. On the plus side, he didn't allow a homer to Oakland.
Harang shelled again, allows 12 hits to LAA | 06/18/2013 1:31 AM
NewsAaron Harang was tagged for four runs on 12 hits in five innings by the Angels in a loss Monday.
ImpactHe struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Harang actually has an outstanding 56/9 K/BB rate and a solid 1.31 WHIP. That's the good news for Seattle management and AL-only owners still holding out hope he'll turn it around. To the naked eye, however, Harang just doesn't have the stuff to get out major league hitters anymore. It's great to eliminate free passes, but it doesn't do much good if the slop you loft over the plate is obliterated all over the park. Harang (3-7) and his 5.73 ERA aren't to be trusted in any format.
Aaron Harang strikes out 10 in second shutout | 06/12/2013 1:16 AM
NewsAaron Harang pitched his second shutout of the year Tuesday, allowing just two hits and striking out 10 against the Astros.
ImpactJ.D. Martinez had Houston's only two hits. Harang also shut out San Diego last month, throwing a four-hitter then. Incredibly, he's 1-6 with an 8.35 ERA in his other eight starts this year.
Aaron Harang obliterated in loss to Yankees | 06/07/2013 1:23 AM
NewsAaron Harang was obliterated in Thursday's loss to the Yankees, getting torched for six runs on eight hits in only 2 1/3 innings.
ImpactAll of the damage came in the third inning, which included back-to-back homers from Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira. It's only been nine starts, but the M's have to be painfully close to ending the Aaron Harang experiment. He's compiled a 6.70 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through his first 45 2/3 innings. Should he remain in the rotation to take on the Astros at home on Tuesday, he still shouldn't be a consideration in any fantasy leagues.
Harang goes six innings in no-decision | 06/01/2013 4:46 PM
NewsAaron Harang yielded two runs (one earned) in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Twins.
ImpactComing off his first shutout since 2009, Harang held the Twins to four hits and a pair of walks while fanning four batters. He has quietly allowed two runs or fewer in four out of his last five starts, lowering his ERA from 11.37 to 5.82 in the process. The big right-hander also has a solid 39/9 K/BB ratio across 43 1/3 frames. He lines up to face the Yankees next Thursday at home, but is better left as an AL-only option.
Aaron Harang gets pounded for seven runs | 05/22/2013 1:09 AM
NewsAaron Harang was lit up for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Angels on Tuesday.
ImpactJosh Hamilton and Howie Kendrick homered off him. Harang fell to 1-5 with an 8.58 ERA. The Mariners need to make a switch here, whether it's Jeremy Bonderman, Hector Noesi or James Paxton as the replacement. Erasmo Ramirez still isn't healthy, unfortunately.
Aaron Harang expected to start Tuesday | 05/19/2013 12:26 PM
NewsAaron Harang (back) threw a bullpen session Sunday with no issues and is in line to start on Tuesday in Anaheim.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactHarang missed his last outing with some minor back stiffness, but he's alright now. The big righty holds a 7.30 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over five starts this season but does boast a 23/5 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 frames.
Aaron Harang expected to make next start | 05/17/2013 10:21 AM
NewsThe Mariners think Aaron Harang (back) will be ready to make his next start.
Tacoma News Tribune
ImpactHarang was scratched from Thursday's outing due to a stiff lower back, but it appears that he's not going to need a DL stint unless he has a setback over the next few days. The big right-hander holds a 7.30 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over five starts this season.
Harang scratched from start due to stiff back | 05/16/2013 2:55 PM
NewsAaron Harang has been scratched from his start Thursday vs. the Yankees due to back stiffness.
Shannon Drayer on Twitter
ImpactHector Noesi is filling in. The Mariners aren't sure yet whether Harang will need a stint on the 15-day disabled list. He has posted a hideous 7.30 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 24 2/3 innings (five starts) this season for Seattle.
Aaron Harang pitches well in loss | 05/07/2013 10:42 PM
NewsAaron Harang held the Pirates to two runs over six innings Tuesday but was tagged with the loss.
ImpactHarang allowed a single and two doubles to start off the game but was terrific after that. He gave up a total of five hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out six on the night. After really struggling in his first three starts for the M's, Harang has started to settle in the last two times out. He'll have a tough test against the Yankees in New York next week.
Aaron Harang records first win for Mariners | 05/02/2013 1:26 AM
NewsAaron Harang earned his first win for the Mariners by holding the Orioles to two runs and four hits in six innings on Wednesday.
ImpactHarang, who entered with an 11.37 ERA in three starts, silenced the Orioles for five innings tonight before finally giving up two runs in the sixth. He struck out five and walked just one. Depending on how the Mariners want to line up their rotation, Harang could start either in Pittsburgh or at home against the A's next week. He might be worth using in AL-only leagues if he gets the Pirates, but he's only an option in those kinds of favorable matchups right now.
Aaron Harang gives up five runs in loss | 04/27/2013 1:56 AM
NewsAaron Harang was tagged for five runs in three innings by the Angels in a loss Friday.
ImpactHarang has been handed L's in all three starts for the Mariners, amassing an 11.37 ERA in the process. The Mariners aren't likely to cast him off with both Erasmo Ramirez and Danny Hultzen injured in the minors, but if those two can get healthy, one imagines Harang could exit soon thereafter.
Aaron Harang allows four home runs to Rangers | 04/21/2013 6:48 PM
NewsAaron Harang gave up eight runs over 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Rangers.
ImpactHarang labored through four-plus innings before ultimately losing the game on a grand slam to Nelson Cruz. He allowed eight hits and managed five strikeouts before being pulled at 105 pitches. Harang has a 10.24 ERA in two starts since coming over from the Rockies.
Aaron Harang takes loss to Tigers | 04/17/2013 1:40 AM
NewsAaron Harang took a loss in his Mariners debut after allowing three runs in five innings Tuesday against the Tigers.
ImpactThere's no shame in getting beaten by Miguel Cabrera, and that's what happened to Harang tonight; Cabrera had an RBI single and a two-run homer against him. At best, Harang figures to be a fringe starter in AL-only leagues. We'd be a bit more optimistic if they hadn't moved in the fences at Safeco.
Harang to displace Beavan in M's rotation | 04/12/2013 7:38 PM
NewsAaron Harang has displaced Blake Beavan in the Mariners' starting rotation, and will make his first start on Tuesday against the Tigers.
Geoff Baker on Twitter
ImpactHarang had a nice bounce-back season in 2012, posting a 3.61 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings with the Dodgers. While he isn't the high-strikeout fantasy ace that he once was, he should carve out some value in AL-only and deeper mixed formats while pitching in the friendly confines of Safeco Field.
Aaron Harang's role yet to be determined | 04/11/2013 7:32 PM
NewsMariners manager Eric Wedge said Aaron Harang will throw a bullpen session before the club determines whether he'll enter the rotation or the bullpen.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactIt would be a surprise if he isn't used as a starter with both Blake Beavan and Brandon Maurer really struggling early on. Harang posted a 3.61 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 131/85 K/BB ratio across 179 2/3 innings last season and could have a bit of AL-only value.
M's acquire Harang from Rockies for Hensley | 04/11/2013 3:28 PM
NewsMariners acquired RHP Aaron Harang from the Rockies for RHP Steven Hensley.
ImpactThe Rockies wound up saving around $2.5 million by trading Ramon Hernandez to the Dodgers for Harang and then shipping Harang off to the M's. The 34-year-old right-hander is expected to join Seattle's starting rotation but he's doubtful to gain much fantasy value. He had a rough 1.40 WHIP and 131/85 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings last season with the Dodgers.
Mariners close to getting Harang from Rockies | 04/11/2013 1:39 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners are close to acquiring Aaron Harang from the Rockies.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactCBS Sports' Jon Heyman says a trade agreement is already in place. The Rockies picked up Harang from the Dodgers on Saturday but had planned all along to flip him to another team. The 34-year-old right-hander posted a 3.61 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 131/85 K/BB ratio across 179 2/3 innings last season for Los Angeles. It's not yet clear what his exact role will be in Seattle.
Report: Angels not interested in Aaron Harang | 04/09/2013 2:14 PM
NewsJim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the Angels are not interested in trading for Aaron Harang.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactHarang was acquired from the Dodgers for Ramon Hernandez on Saturday and immediately designated for assignment, so the Rockies now have a little over a week to complete a trade. While the Angels will be without Jered Weaver (elbow) for at least the next month, they are expected to move forward with Garrett Richards in the rotation. As for Harang, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday that the Red Sox, Twins, and Astros have also expressed interest in the veteran right-hander.
Three teams interested in trading for Harang | 04/07/2013 10:43 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox, Twins, and Astros have all expressed interest in trading for Aaron Harang.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactHarang was acquired from the Dodgers for Ramon Hernandez on Saturday and immediately designated for assignment. The Rockies now have 10 days to workout a deal. Harang was relegated to the bullpen to open the season and has yet to appear in a game. He won't be more than a back-end starter wherever he lands.
Aaron Harang knocked around | 03/26/2013 11:57 PM
NewsAaron Harang was tagged for five runs over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Rockies.
ImpactHe gave up four hits and also issued four free passes. The big righty started the game off as bad as possible, walking the bases loaded before serving up a grand slam to Michael Cuddyer. Harang now has an 8.20 ERA this spring, as he's failed to showcase himself well for a possible trade.
Aaron Harang not so sharp Wednesday | 03/20/2013 6:23 PM
NewsAaron Harang surrendered four runs -- two earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Royals.
ImpactHarang gave up seven hits -- including a home run to Lorenzo Cain -- but did tally four strikeouts against no walks. The big right-hander hasn't auditioned particularly well for a potential trade, posting an 8.10 ERA during Cactus League play.
Aaron Harang knocked around by Padres | 03/15/2013 7:52 PM
NewsAaron Harang struggled Friday against the Padres, giving up five runs (four earned) over four innings.
ImpactHarang allowed six hits -- including a two-run homer to Will Venable -- and two walks while striking out one. The veteran right-hander now has a 10.00 ERA over three appearances this spring. The Dodgers were expected to shop Harang, Chris Capuano and Ted Lilly this spring, but none of them have done much to help their trade value.
Harang yields two runs in three innings | 03/09/2013 5:57 PM
NewsAaron Harang yielded two earned runs in three innings on Saturday but the Dodgers beat the Mariners 3-2.
ImpactHarang gave up six hits and issued two walks in the ugly outing. He now has a 10.50 ERA in five Cactus League innings, which isn't going to help his trade value. The Dodgers are expected to unload a couple of starters before the beginning of the 2013 regular season.
Report: O's scouting Harang, Lilly, Capuano | 03/07/2013 1:03 PM
NewsRoch Kubatko of MASN reports that the Orioles continue to scout Aaron Harang, Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano from the Dodgers.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactKen Gurnick of MLB.com reported Monday that the Orioles were scouting Harang when he threw in a minor league game, so it doesn't come as a big surprise that they are also monitoring Lilly and Capuano. All three pitchers could become expendable for the Dodgers if Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches well and all continues to go well with Chad Billingsley's elbow.
Orioles and Brewers scouting Dodgers' Harang | 03/04/2013 4:34 PM
NewsMLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that scouts from the Orioles and Brewers were watching Dodgers right-hander Aaron Harang throw in a minor league game Monday.
ImpactHarang went three scoreless innings and then threw another 16 pitches on the side. The Dodgers are expected to unload at least one starter before the opening of the 2013 season. Harang, 34, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings last year for Los Angeles.
Aaron Harang lit up on Wednesday | 02/27/2013 8:00 PM
NewsAaron Harang was rocked for four runs over two innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactHarang allowed five hits, walked one and struck out one. The big right-hander could be auditioning for other teams this spring, as he's firmly on the trade block. Obviously, this isn't the first impression he was going for.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||8.0||vs. Ari||Jul 5||9.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||11||vs. Mia||Apr 23||10|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Wins||16||2 times-last: 2007 (Cin)|
|Innings Pitched||234.1||2006 (Cin)|
|Games Started||35||2006 (Cin)|
|Completed Games||6||2006 (Cin)|
|Shutouts||2||2 times-last: 2013 (Sea/NYN)|
|Hits Allowed||242||2006 (Cin)|
|Runs Allowed||109||2006 (Cin)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||98||2 times-last: 2008 (Cin)|
|Home Runs Allowed||35||2008 (Cin)|
|Earned Run Average||3.61||2012 (LA)|