Padres close to signing Aaron Harang

The Padres could be close to signing free agent RHP Aaron Harang, says Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Harang was raised, went to high school and graduated college in San Diego.

Well, I’m going to assume he’s looking to return home, which, if the case, left the Mets little chance.  So, good for him.

That’s too bad, though.  I don’t think he’s in high-demand and will likely end up signing a one-year deal with incentives.  He’s had a history of injury, which is a concern.  However, if healthy, he can pitch deep in to games, he gets a lot of fly-balls, he’s been somewhat unlucky the last year or so, at least when compared to his overall career numbers, and he’s still getting batters to swing and miss.  I’ve been saying for a while that he’d be a good fit in Citi Field, but that also goes for Petco, which, you know, is closer to San Diego.