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Dan Haren | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Pepperdine
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Dan Haren told Mark Saxon of ESPN on Wednesday that he won't pitch outside of Los Angeles.
In other words, he'll retire if the Dodgers trade him this winter (to a team other than the Angels). "My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family," Haren told ESPN in an email. "I had other opportunities but at this point in my career I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family." Nov 19 - 4:50 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Dan Haren's name "has surfaced in trade talks."

Haren last month exercised his $10 million player option for 2015 in order to remain with the Dodgers, but it's possible they may try to deal him. However, Heyman notes that the southern California native could choose to retire if he's traded anywhere besides to the Angels. Haren posted a 4.02 ERA and a 145/36 K/BB ratio over 186 innings for the Dodgers this season.
Nov 14 - 1:23 PM

Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.

The option already vested after Haren crossed the 180-inning threshold in late-September, but he still had to make a decision about whether to exercise it or test free agency. The veteran right-hander ultimately decided to stick around for another year. Haren had arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder earlier this month, but he should be fully-healed by spring training.
Oct 30 - 5:46 PM

Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday afternoon on his left shoulder.

It was a minor procedure on his non-throwing arm, and Haren should be fully recovered by the beginning of spring training next February. His $10 million option for 2015 vested near the end of the September, so the soft-tossing right-hander will presumably have a spot in the Los Angeles rotation next year. Haren registered a 2.09 ERA over his final seven starts in 2014.
Oct 22 - 4:05 PM

Dan Haren will be available in emergency relief for Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday in St. Louis.

Haren is penciled in as the Dodgers' Game 4 starter, but Game 3 starter Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn't pitched in nearly a month due to a left shoulder injury so Haren will be on standby if something goes wrong. The Dodgers could then roll with Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4. The best-of-five NLDS is currently tied 1-1.
Oct 6 - 8:50 AM

Dan Haren allowed two runs in five innings Sunday against the Rockies.

Haren left with a three-run lead, but the bullpen couldn't make it stand up on a night in which Kenley Jansen was unavailable. Haren ends the year 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA and a 145/36 K/BB ratio in 186 innings. He'll be one of the Dodgers' starters in the NLDS.
Sep 28 - 1:40 AM

Dan Haren's $10 million player option for 2015 was triggered during Monday's start against the Giants.

Haren got there by crossing the 180-inning threshold for the season, which also secured him a $500,000 bonus. The veteran right-hander will make a decision on whether to accept the option after the season.
Sep 23 - 8:57 AM

Dan Haren yielded two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings in a no-decision versus the Giants Monday.

He was coming off an additional day of rest, as Los Angeles decided to give Jamey Wright a spot start in Sunday's series finale at Chicago so Haren could take the ball against the hated Giants instead. Haren reversed a troubling trend: Dodgers' starters came into tonight in a terrible funk, having posted a 8.88 ERA over 25 1/3 innings while failing to work five innings even once in the last seven games. The bullpen (5.97 ERA) wasn't much better during that stretch. Fortunately, both showed up tonight (well, until Kevin Correia was called up in the 13th, anyway). Haren (13-11, 4.03 ERA) welcomes the Rockies to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 2:36 AM

Dan Haren allowed five runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Haren actually gave up just four hits, but the Rockies managed to turn them into five runs. The line looks bad, but it was Haren's first loss since August 17, and the right-hander is still 13-11 with a 4.14 ERA after a string of above-average starts. Haren will try to get back in the win column at the Cubs on Sunday.
Sep 17 - 12:03 AM

Dan Haren fired seven shutout innings, scattering four hits, to beat the Padres 4-0 on Wednesday.

Haren fanned five and issued only one free pass in his fourth straight quality start, and fifth in seven outings. This stretch of dominance comes on the heels of a putrid stretch during which there was media speculation he could lose his rotation spot. Indeed, since losing five straight (10.03 ERA), Haren had gone 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in his last six outings, including 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in his last three. A red hot Haren travels to the thin air of Denver to take on the Rockies on Tuesday.
Sep 11 - 1:05 AM

Dan Haren limited the Diamondbacks to one run and four hits in six innings to win Friday.

It was Haren's third straight quality start and fifth in six outings since a long losing streak had many calling for his job. He's 12-10 with a 4.17 ERA overall this season, and he's just 18 innings away from giving himself a $10 million player option to return to the Dodgers next season.
Sep 6 - 1:12 AM

Dan Haren pitched well again, yielding two runs (one earned) over six innings in a no-decision as the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Padres on Friday.

Four of Haren's last five starts have been of the quality start variety, something the Dodgers have needed in their attempt to maintain their NL West lead over the Giants. On Friday, Haren surrendered five hits and a walk while striking out three. The right-hander has a 4.33 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 118/33 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Nationals at home on Wednesday next.
Aug 30 - 2:33 AM

Dan Haren pitched well over seven innings, allowing only a run on three hits, in a win against the Mets on Friday.

This start of Haren's was moved up 24 hours to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off, but Monday's off-day meant the veteran remained on normal rest. This was his third consecutive quality start. Despite the recent success, he came into tonight 2-6 with a 7.26 ERA over his last eight outings. Haren improves to 11-10 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Aug 23 - 12:56 AM

Dan Haren's next scheduled start was moved up to Friday to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off.

Haren was originally scheduled to start Saturday, with Greinke going Thursday and Clayton Kershaw pitching Friday, but some elbow tenderness caused the Dodgers to reshuffle their rotation. Kershaw will instead pitch the series finale against the Padres on Thursday, and Haren will lead off the Mets series on Friday. Haren last started on Sunday, so he will be on regular rest for the Friday tilt.
Aug 20 - 8:31 PM

Dan Haren pitched well over six innings, allowing only two runs, in a win against the Braves on Tuesday.

The struggling Haren has now put together back-to-back quality outings, certainly a good sign for the Dodgers, who have fastidiously been adding starting pitching depth as of late. Haren yielded a walk and six hits, including a solo home run to B.J. Upton in the fourth inning. He also struck out seven. Now with a 4.50 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a 106/29 K/BB ratio, the right-hander will match up against the Brewers at home next Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Darwin Barney
2Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Scott Schebler
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Joel Peralta
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow