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Harang to lead rotation after All-Star break

Harang to lead rotation after All-Star break

Harang to lead rotation after All-Star break
LOS ANGELES -- The Padres post-break rotation is set.

Aaron Harang, Dustin Moseley, Cory Luebke and Mat Latos -- in that order -- will pitch the Padres' four games against San Francisco next weekend.

After an off-day Monday Tim Stauffer will throw the first game of a three-game set in Florida.

Harang, who came off the disabled list Saturday and pitched six no-hit innings, is the only pitcher slated to receive normal rest. The other four will pitch with eight days between their starts.

Having thrown only four innings and 70 pitches in a rehab assignment with Class-A Lake Elsinore, Harang was removed with a no-hitter after 95 pitches on Saturday. Harang, who is 7-2 with a 3.45 ERA, said the decision made sense from a health standpoint, and he'll be prepared to possibly go deeper in his next outing.

Black said Saturday he doesn't expect lefty Clayton Richard to be back in the rotation any time soon. Richard was placed on the disabled list last week and will be shut down for an extended period of time with no timetable for his return.

As for who the Padres will face in their series in San Francisco, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has yet to decide on his rotation to start the season's second half.

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