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Dan Haren | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Pepperdine
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Dan Haren was knocked around in a losing effort against the Giants on Thursday, surrendering five runs on six hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work.
The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out four on the afternoon. The big blow against him came in the third inning when Marlon Byrd smashed a three-run homer. Haren has really struggled through five starts with his new club, registering a 6.31 ERA and serving up an unfathomable eight home runs in only 25 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Tuesday against the Reds. Aug 27 - 7:04 PM

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Dan Haren couldn't keep the ball in the park in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, allowing three solo home runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Haren scattered seven hits while striking out four. He didn't walk a batter. All three runs against him scored on solo home runs, as Jose Abreu clubbed one in the third, Alexei Ramirez smacked one in the fourth and Melky Cabrera finished out the barrage with a solo shot in the fifth. Between the Marlins and Cubs, Haren's now given up 26 home runs in 24 starts. Despite his issues with the long ball, he holds a 3.63 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, numbers which he'll take home for a start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 16 - 5:02 PM

Dan Haren allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Haren, making his second start since being dealt to the Cubs, gave up five hits and a walk in the win. The right-hander struck out six in the effort. The win was just Haren's second since June 3, improving him to 8-7 overall. Haren owns a 3.55 ERA and 1.12 WHIP ahead of Sunday's cross-town matchup with the White Sox.
Aug 12 - 12:27 AM

Dan Haren took a no-decision in his Cubs debut, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Haren served up two home runs, both solo shots, to Gregory Polanco in the first inning and to Andrew McCutchen in the third. They were two of seven hits he gave up along with two walks and three strikeouts. The 34-year-old has decent numbers on the season, sitting on a 3.49 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 91/27 K/BB ratio over 134 innings. Haren will try to get back in the win column next week at home against the Brewers.
Aug 5 - 10:38 PM

Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Dan Haren will "probably" retire after the 2015 season.

"I would say right now the chances are this will probably be it," Haren told Muskat. "I don’t want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre. That’s why I said ‘probably’ [on Twitter]. At least I leave myself a little way out." The 34-year-old contemplated retirement before the 2015 season as well if he wasn't traded to a team on the west coast, but the competitor in him wound up winning out and he is enjoying a terrific year in his 13th big league season.
Source: MLB.com
Aug 2 - 8:02 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Dan Haren and cash considerations from the Marlins for RHP Ivan Pineyro and INF Elliot Soto.

The veteran right-hander was enjoying a resurgence with the Marlins, registering a 3.42 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 88/25 K/BB ratio over 129 innings in his 21 starts. He brings another strong veteran presence to the Cubs rotation, and has proven to be a highly-capable performer in the postseason throughout the years.
Aug 1 - 2:13 AM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs will acquire Dan Haren from the Marlins.

The Marlins are expected to receive a minor league pitcher and infielder in return. Haren should fit in nicely at the back-end of the Cubs' rotation, as he's put up a 3.42 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 21 starts this season. The veteran right-hander will be a free agent this winter and has hinted at retirement.
Jul 31 - 1:25 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Dan Haren is "drawing interest from several clubs."

Just Wednesday Frisaro reported that Haren was "shaping up as an August (trade) candidate," but it appears there's now a good chance of him getting moved Friday. The veteran right-hander boasts a 3.42 ERA and 1.09 WHIP this season and is making $10 million.
Jul 31 - 10:29 AM

Dan Haren pitched well over six innings in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Nationals, allowing just one run on four hits.

Haren coughed up a solo home run to Ryan Zimmerman in the second inning, but otherwise kept the Nationals in check throughout his six innings of work. He struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Unfortunately, he had the honor of facing off against a game Max Scherzer and was unable to come away with the win despite the strong performance. A possible trade candidate, whether it come before the non-waiver trade deadline on Friday or in August, Haren currently holds a 3.42 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 88/25 K/BB ratio over 129 innings. He's set to face the Mets at home in his next start.
Jul 30 - 2:57 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Dan Haren is "shaping up as an August (trade) candidate."

Haren would likely clear waivers with his $10 million salary, so waiting to trade him until next month shouldn't be an issue. The Blue Jays are one club known to have some interest. Frisaro adds that "indications remain" that Mat Latos will be dealt by Friday.
Jul 29 - 11:20 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays "would consider" Dan Haren.

Crasnick debunked rumors about the Jays' supposed interest in Mat Latos, but the club apparently might be intrigued by his teammate. He adds, though, that Toronto is more focused on relief help at the moment. An impending free agent, Haren holds a 3.46 ERA in 117 innings this season.
Jul 22 - 12:02 PM

Dan Haren pitched well outside of an ugly second inning, ultimately yielding five runs in six innings of work as the Marlins lost to the Phillies on Sunday.

The Phillies hit Haren hard in the second, homering twice in a five-run frame, but were otherwise unable to do much against him. The right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out two. Despite struggling against the lowly Phillies, Haren has put together a solid season, owning a 3.46 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP and an 81/23 K/BB ratio in 117 innings. He'll attempt to get back in the win column in San Diego versus the Padres next.
Jul 19 - 5:13 PM

Dan Haren held the Reds to just one run over six innings in Sunday's 8-1 victory over the Marlins.

Haren issued three free passes and hit a batter, but he permitted only five hits on the day while recording three strikeouts to outduel Johnny Cueto. The veteran right-hander will carry a nice 3.24 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into the All-Star break and should be a nice little trade chip for the Marlins this month.
Jul 12 - 4:13 PM

Dan Haren held the Red Sox to one run, but was left with a no-decision as the Marlins dropped Tuesday's game.

The lone run scored in the second inning on Ryan Hanigan's RBI single. Haren scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five. The right-hander hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise been strong, as he owns a 3.34 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and a 76/19 K/BB ratio in 105 innings. Haren makes one final first-half start, at home against the Reds.
Jul 7 - 10:03 PM

Dan Haren logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Reds, allowing two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander punched out six on the evening while issuing a pair of walks. While he pitched well enough to win, Mike Leake was simply better on the other side of the diamond, keeping Marlins hitters at bay all night. Haren has done a tremendous job in the Marlins rotation this year, compiling a 3.19 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 87 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he takes on the Cardinals.
Jun 19 - 9:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Jonathan Herrera
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7James Russell
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Neil Ramirez
11Rafael Soriano