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Who made the call on Harden's medicals?

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  July 31, 2011 10:22 AM

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CHICAGO - The Red Sox backed off the Rich Harden move because of concerns over his medicals, but who reviewed the medicals?

According to a team source, Sox doctors weren't the ones who saw the records. It was more the Sox front office and the trainer.

It appears the deal is dead, but it could also be a case of the Red Sox trying to lower the price for a player with a long history of shoulder issues. The Sox didn't feel Harden could give them legitmate and consistent starts down the stretch,

Currently, Erik Bedard may be one of the only viable starters left to obtain unless something pops up in the next few hours.

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