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Harden unsure if he'll pitch again this year

Updated: September 17, 2005, 11:12 PM ET
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Oakland Athletics: Right-hander Rich Harden hasn't pitched since Aug. 19 and isn't sure if he'll be on the mound again this season.

Harden, who has an aching muscle under his right shoulder, said it's an injury he can't battle through.

"If I could, I would," he told the San Jose Mercury News. "When it was bad, I couldn't throw. I'd be out there throwing 80-85 [mph], just whipping it up there. Then if I blow it out, it can be a serious injury. It's not like it's an ankle or back where ...

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