Goatriders of the Apocalypse

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

For what little it's worth...

I don't think any procedure on the shoulder is minor. Even if they don't find something, I'm going to be concerned. The fact they're doing this tells me they think something is wrong and it probably is so I hope whatever it is that they find it. I just hope it's not the labrum.

It's official

The Cubs picked up Harden's option.

It's official

The Cubs picked up Harden's option.

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