Reports: Rich Harden deal falls through

Updated: July 31, 2011, 7:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A trade that had been in the works to send right-hander Rich Harden from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox has reportedly fallen through.

A person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of such talks.

Harden said Saturday night he was told by general manager Billy Beane he was staying put and would start Tuesday. The clubs had been close to a swap that would have sent Harden to Beantown and brought Triple-A first ...

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