Rich Harden update
Cubs pitcher Rich Harden will throw a simulated game on Friday at HoHoKam Park, and if all goes well, he will pitch in a Cactus League game early next week. The Cubs have been taking their time with Harden to make sure he doesn’t have any problems with his right shoulder. If all goes according to plan, Harden will get six starts this spring. He’s projected as the Cubs’ fourth starter.
— Carrie Muskat