LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren on Thursday exercised his $10 million player option for next season.
The right-hander was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers.READ MORE: Several Detained After Off-Duty Deputy's Vehicle Struck By Pellet Gun In Canyon Country
Last month, Haren activated the option guaranteeing the big payday by going seven innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants, who won the World Series.READ MORE: Judge: LAPD Must Restrict Use Of Less Lethal Projectile Launchers
“I’ve pitched good enough to deserve that,” he said at the time. “It’s a ton of money.”
At that point in September, he wasn’t sure whether he would return next year.MORE NEWS: 2 Injured After Vehicle Falls Nearly 300 Feet Into Embankment Off Angeles Forest Highway
Last week, the 34-year-old pitcher had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. The team said he is expected to be ready by spring training.