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Rich Harden is a Texas Ranger

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Fresh on the heels of trading Kevin Millwood, the Texas Rangers have signed Cubs castoff Rich Harden. The deal is reportedly a one-year, $7.5 million deal with a $11.5 million option (presumably a team option) for 2011, per NBC Sports.

This signing – and the speed of it – definitely lends credence to the theory that Harden would have accepted arbitration from the Cubs.

Still doesn’t excuse not trading him mid-season, of course.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.