The Aaron Harang chatter started with ESPN's Peter Gammons on March 22nd. Gammons wrote:
The Reds have let teams know that they will wait and see whether they need to move Aaron Harang during the season.
But then the next day Reds GM Walt Jocketty said, "I'm not going to comment on something when he doesn't know what he's talking about" and laughed off the rumor, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Harang's name came up again in yesterday's Ken Rosenthal column, in association with a one-sided call from the Angels to the Reds about taking Gary Matthews Jr. off their hands.
Today, ESPN's Buster Olney adds to the rumblings:
Joe Saunders is coping with a dead arm. No wonder the Angels have dispatched a scout to go see the Reds' Aaron Harang make his next spring start.
Saunders' arm is already alive again, but John Lackey, Kelvim Escobar, and Ervin Santana are all dealing with injuries.