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Haren doing fine, set to pitch Saturday night

Haren doing fine, set to pitch Saturday night

ANAHEIM -- Dan Haren "should be good to go Saturday" against the Rangers according to manager Mike Scioscia. The newly acquired right-hander made it through a throwing session with everything in tune following his scare on a Kevin Youkilis line drive off his right forearm in his Angels debut on Monday night.

"He felt good," Scioscia said. "We'll look at his next couple days, how he progresses. He had no problem manipulating the ball throwing all his pitches."

Haren clearly takes pride in taking the ball and getting his team into the late innings with a chance to win. He is the only pitcher in the Majors who has gone 215-plus innings each of the past five seasons, and he's among the top five in quality starts, strikeouts and strikeouts-to-walks ratio.


Haren, scheduled to face the Rangers' Scott Feldman, is 3-5 in 10 career outings against the Rangers with a 4.29 ERA. Haren has fared better against the Angels' other two American League West foes. He's 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two trips against his former club, the Athletics, and 6-4 with a 3.01 ERA in 12 starts against the Mariners.