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Haren says he's ready for next start

Updated: July 28, 2010, 9:39 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dan Haren couldn't dodge a line drive off the bat of Kevin Youkilis Monday night, but the Los Angeles Angels apparently dodged a major blow to their sagging playoff hopes.

Haren threw his usual bullpen session Wednesday at Angel Stadium and, afterward, pronounced himself fit for Saturday's start vs. the first-place Texas Rangers. Haren has a bruised right forearm from the Youkilis shot, but the swelling has largely subsided.

Haren tested his arm by throwing 35 pitches ...

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