FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that an unknown team has claimed Rich Harden off trade waivers and has till Monday to work a deal for him. Cubs reliever Aaron Heilman was also claimed on waivers.
Of the two pitchers, Harden is far more intriguing. He is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break, and his .500 opponents' OPS is the second-lowest among NL starters in that stretch, behind only the Phillies' Cliff Lee.
Harden will likely be a Type-A free agent, meaning the Cubs would receive high draft picks if they offer him arbitration and lose him.
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