Rich Harden Could Be Good Fit for Red Sox As Curt Young, Jarrod Saltalamacchia Have Worked With Him in Past


The Red Sox added some starting pitching help on Saturday by acquiring right-hander Rich Harden from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Lars Anderson and a player to be named later.

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo said that Harden could be a good fit for the Sox. Not only does he present a low-risk, high-reward gamble who could provide a boost in the event that Clay Buchholz isn't able to return soon, but he already has connections within the organization.

Sox pitching coach Curt Young worked with Harden when he was Oakland's pitching coach and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia played with him in Texas.

To hear more analysis of the trade from Cafardo, as well as NESN's Tom Caron and Jim Rice, check out the video above.

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