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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Caution

By Bruce Levine

Athough some media outlets have reported right-handed pitcher Rich Harden is finished for the season, the Chicago Cubs and manager Lou Piniella are on record that Harden only will miss Monday's start in Milwaukee, and possibly Saturday's outing in San Francisco.

If Harden misses the Sept. 26 start, that would leave only eight games in the season.

"We're going to skip him a turn for sure," Piniella said. "Then we'll all see where we're at with him."

Let-hander Tom Gorzelanny will pitch in Harden's spot on Monday.

Piniella said there's nothing wrong with Harden. They're just trying to freshen up his arm a bit.