June 27, 2011
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Aaron Harang(notes) is going to have to wait just a little bit longer before he can try to win his eighth game of the season. He's been on the DL since June 13 with a stress fracture in his right foot. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he "likely won't pitch until after the July 11-13 All-Star break."
Padres manager Bud Black said it's "doubtful" Harang will be back before then, the paper reports.
The 6-7, 265-pound Harang reports that he "had no discomfort" Sunday when he pitched off a mound for the first time while being on the disabled list. His main concern, the paper notes, is when he has to make quick accelerations to cover first base or back up another base.
"We'll see how it goes. I know they want to be tentative because they want me to be strong in the second half," Harang said, according to the Union-Tribune. "I'm itching to get back. I want to get back before then. But you've also got to take it easy, not overdo it and take a chance of hurting yourself even more."
This season, Harang is 7-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 55 strikeouts.