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Dan Haren | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL
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Dan Haren announced that he is retiring from baseball.
In early October, Haren indicated that the 2015 season would be his final one. He issued the official announcement on Thursday, following the Cubs' Game 4 loss in the NLCS. The 35-year-old right-hander tweeted his sentiments following the conclusion of the contest, writing, "Thank you baseball. I played this beautiful game for 30 years. I took my jersey off for the last time tonight. It was an honor." He finishes out with career marks that include a 3.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 2013/500 K/BB ratio across 2,419 2/3 innings. Thu, Oct 22, 2015 02:29:00 PM

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Dan Haren confirmed Sunday that he plans to retire after the 2015 season is over.

Haren probably isn't going to have a postseason roster spot, but he'll stay ready if the Cubs need an emergency arm. Once the Cubs are done with their run, the 35-year-old right-hander will hang it up for good. He posted a 3.60 ERA in 187 1/3 innings this season between the Marlins and Cubs and will finish with a 3.75 career ERA in 2,419 2/3 total major league frames.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Dan Haren delivered an impressive performance in Sunday's victory over the Brewers, scattering just three hits over six innings of one-run ball.

In a game that the Cubs needed to win to keep their hope of home field advantage alive for the Wild Card game, Haren came through big. The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was an RBI double off the bat of Shane Robinson in the third inning. He finishes the season 11-9 with a 3.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 132/38 K/BB ratio over 187 1/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Dan Haren threw 7 1/3 innings of scoreless ball as the Cubs bested the Reds 4-1 on Tuesday.

Haren held a destitute Reds lineup to just three hits and no walks over his 7 1/3 innings in what ended up being his longest start since May 18. The right-hander struck out six in the effort. This is the reason the Cubs acquired him prior to the trade deadline, and the win improved him to 10-9 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.15 WHIP overall. As things stand, Haren will have the honor of closing out the regular season Sunday at the Brewers.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:18:00 AM

The Cubs will skip Dan Haren's next turn in the rotation.

It will allow them to set up Jake Arrieta to face the Pirates this weekend and also give Arrieta three more starts overall. Haren holds a 5.00 ERA over nine starts with the Cubs and has failed to go five innings each of his last two times out.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Dan Haren lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs -- one earned -- but escaped with a no-decision in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Cardinals.

He yielded three hits, hit a batter and recorded two strikeouts. Haren had thrown just 51 pitches through his 4 1/3 frames, but he wasn't sharp and Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn't waste any time in yanking him. The bullpen responded with 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Haren will try to bounce back next week versus the Brewers.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Dan Haren lasted three innings and allowed four runs in a no-decision as the Cubs dropped Sunday's game to the Phillies.

Haren was originally slated to start on Saturday but inclement weather made manager Joe Maddon push his right-hander to Sunday. The Phillies jumped out for two runs in the first inning, and Ryan Howard clubbed a solo home run in the third. Overall, Haren gave up seven hits, walked three, and struck out four in a tough afternoon. He's carrying a 3.87 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP, and a 121/37 K/BB ratio over 169 2/3 innings. Haren will host the Cardinals in his next start.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Dan Haren will have his start pushed back to Sunday.

Haren was scheduled to pitch Saturday but manager Joe Maddon moved him back a day because of the weather conditions in Philadelphia. Left-hander Travis Wood will start in his place.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Dan Haren spun seven shutout frames in Monday's 9-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Working with a fastball that was topping out around 87 mph, Haren was able to keep the Cards off balance all day, allowing seven hits and two walks while recording five strikeouts. It was easily his best effort in seven starts for the Cubs since being acquired from the Marlins via trade. Haren will look to keep it going this weekend in Philadelphia.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Dan Haren got a no-decision in Tuesday's victory over the Reds, giving up two runs in five innings.

Joey Votto slugged a solo home run in the first inning and opposing starter bookended Haren's outing with an RBI single in the fifth. They were two of four hits the right-hander allowed along with a walk and four strikeouts. It was the best performance Haren has had in six starts since joining the Cubs. On the season, including his time with the Marlins, Haren has a 3.89 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 112/32 K/BB ratio over 159 2/3 innings. He'll make a road start against the Cardinals next.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:15:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 07:04:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:02:00 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.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:27:00 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.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:38:00 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
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 08:02:00 PM