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Goal is fewer pitches, more innings

Harden believes he can stay healthy, be more efficient and keep racking up  strikeouts

Updated: February 22, 2010, 2:02 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's easy to think of an oft-injured pitcher as one who isn't physically fit. Don't make that mistake with Texas Rangers starter Rich Harden. One glance and it becomes obvious that he takes care of his body.

"He just loves to pump weights," manager Ron Washington said.

But Harden knows there's more to staying in shape than lifting weights. And in an effort to put his injury issues in the past -- he's had seven stints on the disabled list in the past five seasons ...

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