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How Rich Harden Can Stay Healthy for the Cubs

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If you are anything like me, you probably cringe whenever Rich Harden throws a baseball. While I will not pretend to be a pitching coach who knows the nuances of pitching mechanics, his delivery sure seems a bit unconventional.

The power he draws from his legs is exceptional, but his arm seems to lag behind the rest of his body. This possibly causes extra torque or pull on the arm, weakening the shoulder.

Everyone knows that injury problems have plagued Harden his entire career. The 27-year old has never pitched 200 innings in a single season. In fact, the most innings ever recorded by Harden is 189, and that was back in 2004.

Everyone also knows that when Harden is on—and healthy—he can be on...

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