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Phillies trade rumors: Aaron Harang clears waivers

The 37-year old starter has made 23 starts but is not expected to be moved.

There is still a chance Aaron Harang will be moved before the end of the month. Harang has cleared waivers, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, and could be a fit for a contending club seeking a veteran starting pitching before Monday's waiver trade deadline.

Harang, 37, pitched well over the first few months of the season with the Phillies. However, since the All-Star break, he has pitched to a 7.09 ERA and as a result might not be considered by teams in pursuit of starting depth.

Philadelphia signed Harang to a one-year, $5 million deal last January to add an experienced option to their rotation. Heyman points out Harang is only due $1 million through the end of the season and could be an affordable and attractive option since most impending free agents generally do not clear waivers.

Both the Pirates and the Cubs are known to be interested in adding pitching depth however Harang might not prove to be an upgrade over other internal options. Given Harang's recent struggles, the Phillies are not in a position to ask for much in return. Cash or a player to be named later could be the best case scenario for the Phillies if they opt to move Harang.

Over 139.0 innings with the Phillies this season, Harang has pitched to a 4.79 ERA and 4.67 FIP. He had a notable amount of success with Atlanta last year, pitching to a 3.57 ERA and FIP over 204.1 innings while making 33 starts.