Update: 7/31/11 at 1:20 a.m.
Reports indicate that this trade between Oakland & Boston has fallen through prior to official paper word being filed.
There is still a chance things could be rectified prior to Sunday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Pending a physical, which is not a given he passes, Rich Harden has been traded to the Red Sox for Lars Anderson and a player to be named. He can be an addition to their rotation or a long man in the bullpen.
Rich Harden – After bouncing around from Chicago and Texas, Harden was back where he started his career in Oakland. In five starts this year he is 2-1 with 4.30 era.
Lars Anderson – He has been stuck in their minor league system for 4 years and is once again blocked by Adrian Gonzalez. In a 2010 season where the Sox dealt with a ton of injuries, he had 35 at-bats hitting .200 with 4 runs batted in.