Originally created 04/16/04

A's recall Harden from minors



ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Rich Harden was recalled from the minors by the Oakland Athletics to start Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers.

To make room for Harden, the A's designated right-hander Chad Harville for assignment.

Harden was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on April 3. He allowed three runs and six hits over five innings in a no-decision in his only start for the River Cats.

Harville had a 3.38 ERA in three appearances for the A's this season. The Athletics have 10 days to trade Harville, release him or outright him. He would have to clear waivers to be assigned outright to the minors.