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Rich Harden headed to 15-day DL

8/15/2010

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers placed pitcher Rich Harden on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to Aug. 8.

Harden was slated to start at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The club has not announced a new starter. Brandon Boggs was recalled and is in uniform for today's game againt the Red Sox. Matt Harrison could be moved up from the bullpen or Derek Holland, who has been on a rehab assigment, could also get his shot. Scott Feldman would also be available to start, but he has not pitched well out of the bullpen since losing his spot in the rotation.

Harden is expected to make a rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City on a limited pitch count. The right-hander went just 2 1/3 innings in his last start. After being scheduled to start Saturday's game against Boston, he was pushed back to Tuesday.