Indians Release Aaron Harang

Righty Aaron Harang asked for and was granted his release from the Indians, tweets MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.  The move was expected after Harang was told yesterday he would not make the team's Opening Day roster.  Even if Harang was willing to go to Triple-A, the Indians likely would have released him rather than paying the $100K retention bonus.

Harang, 36 in May, signed a minor league deal with Cleveland in February and allowed two runs in nine innings this spring.  The veteran posted a 5.40 ERA, 7.1 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.63 HR/9, and 36% groundball rate in 143 1/3 innings for the Mariners and Mets last year.


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7 Comments on "Indians Release Aaron Harang"


coolstorybro222
1 year 5 months ago

100 dollars says braves offer him a minor league one

NL_East_Rivalry
1 year 5 months ago

Braves have spoken to him.

Tyler Jedrzejak
1 year 5 months ago

I hope not. They let Garcia go who I wasn’t confident in but I’m more confident in him than Harang..

bhambravesfan
1 year 5 months ago

Harang is better than Garcia, not by much but prior to last year he had a 3.61 & 3.64 ERA. Plus Garcia only threw 80 innings last year. If they make a deal for Harang for less than Garcia, it is a good move.

Tyler Jedrzejak
1 year 5 months ago

Harang also got pretty lit up @ Safeco field last year didnt he?

Michael Borgia
1 year 4 months ago

Geez, do any Indians fans wonder how Aaron Harang is doing these days? His success must leave the Indians front officesscratching their heads!

Michael Borgia
1 year 4 months ago

Geez, do any Indians fans wonder how Aaron Harang is doing these days? His success must leave the Indians front officesscratching their heads!