Harden wearing No. 40


ARLINGTON -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and club president Nolan Ryan just posed for photographs with Rich Harden as he put on his No. 40 Rangers jersey.

"It looks like it fits," Ryan said.

The Rangers formally introduced Harden to the media on Friday morning after agreeing on a one-year contract worth $6.5 million and incentives and a mutual option for $11.5 million in 2011, with a $1 million buyout.

Harden, 28, was 9-9 with a 4.09 ERA in 26 starts last season. He led the majors in strikeouts per nine innings (10.91 strikeouts in nine innings), but pitched only 141 innings beause of injuries. That's the biggest question with Harden is whether he can stay healthy and prove that he can be durable.