By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Right shoulder surgery will sideline Rich Harden for the 2012 season as the free-agent pitcher tries to clear up a long-standing issue.
Dr. James Andrews repaired a torn capsule in the free agent’s shoulder last week, MLB.com’s Peter Gammons reported.
“I understand that I have to sit out this season as I rehab the shoulder,” Harden said. “That’s fine. I know what I have to do, and I am hopeful that at this time next year I’ll be healthy and ready to try to come back with someone. To be honest, I’m relieved to have it over and move forward. It’s been a long time since I felt the way I should. It’s been five years of inconsistency.”
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