02-22-2013, 11:01 PM #1
Phil Miller: Harden could've signed last year with Minnesota
Maybe I missed this, but according to Phil MIller, Harden could've signed with the Twins last year at this time, but knew he wanted shoulder surgery, so he turned them down:
Still, the Twins had inquired about Harden's plans, and he was intrigued. His wife, Kelsey, is from Bagley, Minn., about 25 miles west of Bemidji, and he had always pitched well in the cold. He visited famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews, fearing the worst.
Andrews, though, told him by reattaching the shoulder capsule, in effect "tightening" his shoulder, he could have a full recovery.
Harden was so excited, he scheduled the surgery within a day -- and told the Twins he was taking 2012 off.
Rob Antony, Twins assistant general manager, said he told Harden that he appreciated his integrity.
He "could have signed with us, come to spring training, and then said, 'Ahh, it's hurting again, I'm having surgery,' " Antony said. "Then we're on the hook for paying him and paying for the surgery and all the other stuff. He didn't do that. He said, "I just wanted to be healthy again.' "
02-23-2013, 03:16 PM #2
a lot of players would have taken the money and ran... nice to see he's honest.
02-23-2013, 03:28 PM #3
That's pretty classy... and go Northern Minnesota!!
02-23-2013, 03:31 PM #4
02-23-2013, 03:43 PM #5
Still sounds that he is some ways off. I would not be surprised if he needs EST and start with the Miracle for few weeks.-----
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02-23-2013, 06:23 PM #6
02-23-2013, 07:32 PM #7
So, basically the article is telling us this:
Rich Harden >>>>>>>>> Joel Zumaya
02-23-2013, 08:56 PM #8
02-23-2013, 08:56 PM #9