Dodgers Agree To 1-Year Deal With Dan Haren
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Dan Haren for a one-year, $10 million deal.
The contract is pending a physical, and includes an option for 2015 with 180 innings of work, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Haren, 33, earned a 4.67 ERA and a 10-14 record with the Washington Nationals in 2013, throwing 169 2/3 innings.
The former Anaheim Angel missed just over two weeks in the middle of the 2013 season with shoulder inflammation, which landed him on the disabled list.
Before his DL stint, Haren, who was elected to the All-Star game three times between 2007-09, threw to a 6.15 ERA, but progressed to a 3.29 ERA after his two weeks off.
The Southern California native joins an already-impressive rotation, with Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, newcomer Hyun-Jin Ryu, who impressed in his rookie season, and Zack Greinke. There are questions, however, as to the returns of Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett, who are both coming off season-ending surgery.
Through 11 years in the majors, Haren has earned a 3.95 career ERA with 53 wins and 50 losses. He has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Oakland Athletics, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Anaheim Angels, and the Nationals. He finished seventh in overall voting for the American League Cy Young award in 2011, and fifth in 2009.