Harden takes Feldman's turn

Updated: April 23, 2010, 5:40 PM ET
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The Texas Rangers shuffled their rotation Friday because Scott Feldman's stomach was doing its own flip-flops.

A stomach virus sidelined the right-hander against the Tigers in Arlington, so fellow righty Rich Harden moved up a day. Feldman is scheduled to return to the mound Saturday.

Harden is 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA in three starts this season, his first with the Rangers. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. Control has been an issue for Harden this season as he has walked 14 to go with his 15 strikeouts. He hit two batters Sunday.

Feldman has a 1-1 mark with a 4.41 ERA in three starts. He couldn't get out of the third inning against the Yankees in his last start.

Feldman isn't the only Rangers starter to have a bad stomach recently. C.J. Wilson had his last start pushed back two days due to a mild case of food poisoning. The break might have helped him, as he dominated over 6 2/3 innings Thursday to beat the Red Sox and help the Rangers snap a six-game skid.

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