Rich Harden has no business in the WBC. At least our friends to the North don't actually seem to expect him to pitch, right?
Rich Harden was named to Canada's 45-man provisional roster on Monday, but might not be available when Canada opens the event March 7 against the United States because of health concerns.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported over the weekend that the Victoria native has a slight tear in his shoulder.
"We're trying to work things through with Rich Harden to see if we can create a comfort zone with him and the ball club," Greg Hamilton, Baseball Canada's director of national teams, told Toronto sports radio the FAN 590 on Monday.
His comfort zone for March is in the trainer's room in Mesa.
Updated "Tough decision". Sure.
Rich decides to do the right thing:
"I missed the last (2006) WBC too, because I was coming off surgery, and that just killed me to be in the stands watching . . . and this time it will be just as difficult to watch because I want to play and represent Canada," said the Victoria product, from his winter training base in Phoenix.