Harden to be scoped?
At this point I'd characterize it as an unconfirmed but likely rumor, but the word on the street is that Rich Harden is going to have his shoulder scoped in the immediate future. I've been told it would be a minor procedure that shouldn't effect the Cubs decision to pick up the 7 million option on Harden.
We'll bring you all of the compelling Cubs news as we learn more about this situation.
UPDATE: Harden's option just got exercised - one year, $7 million. --CW