Harang waiting to see if he'll start Tuesday

Harang waiting to see if he'll start Tuesday

CINCINNATI -- Speculation continues about whether Aaron Harang will make his scheduled start on Tuesday.

In Friday's game notes the Reds' starting pitcher for Tuesday's series opener in Houston was changed from TBA to Harang. But the club has yet to provide definitive word on the subject.

When asked again if Harang would be skipped in the starting rotation, Reds manager Dusty Baker replied, "Same answer," which is none at this point.

In an added twist, Harang told Hall of Fame beat writer Hal McCoy on Friday that he's been told he is pitching on Tuesday.

With Harang's turn in the rotation occurring on Monday's off-day, the Reds could skip his scheduled start, giving him extra time to make adjustments. Moving Harang to the bullpen, a la Carlos Zambrano in Chicago, is another possibility.

In his last outing on Wednesday, Harang allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 14-6 loss to the Dodgers. He's 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA in four starts.