Reds Give Harang 4-Year Deal

The Cincinnati Reds and right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang have agreed to a 4-year, $36.5 million contract that includes a club option for 2011.

Harang, 28, put together an amazing season last year, leading the National League with 216 strikeouts and six complete games. He tied for the NL lead with 35 starts and 16 wins, ranking among the leaders in innings pitched with two shutouts, fewest walks per nine (2.2) and most strikeouts per nine (8.3), while sporting 3.76 ERA.

Since he was nabbed from the Oakland A's at the 2003 trading deadline, Harang has been the club's leader in almost every pitching category, making 80 consecutive starts without walking more than 3 batters; the third-longest streak in baseball among active pitchers.

Harang is set to be the Reds' Opening Day starter again this season.

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer


Jason McAdams said...

IMO, a great deal for the Reds. This guy throws hard, can go deep and they lock him up for 4 years at a bargain.

Sooze said...

Yeah, he's pretty awesome, definitely a wise move on Cincy's part.