Harang's been superb through his first 45 1/3 innings this season, as he boasts a 2.38 ERA and 1.01 WHIP, plus a 31/9 K/BB ratio. (Photo: Mitchell Layton, Getty Images Sport)

Aaron Harang put in another strong pitching effort, tossing seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned) in the Phillies 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Harang's been very solid for the Phillies this season in 45 1/3 innings, he has a 2.38 ERA and 1.01 WHIP, plus a 31/9 K/BB ratio.  With those numbers, teams are taking notice and he could be a trade chip for the Phillies this season.

From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:

Aaron Harang, RHP, Phillies — We’ve mentioned Harang as another possible fit for a contending team. According to a major league source, inquiries on him have picked up and teams are scouting him as a possible solution. Obviously not an ace, but he fits the back end of a lot of rotations. “He gives you a steady, dependable performance, “ said one NL scout. “You don’t give up a lot for him, but if you can get him for a second-level prospect, you do it.”

The Phillies signed Harang to a one-year, $5 million contract this offseason with some performance-based incentives and could be very valuable to teams looking for some back-end of the rotation help and a very good price.