The Angels appeared to be on the verge of a trade that would send pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for reliever Carlos Marmol, with Marmol going so far as to tell reporters in the Dominican Republic late Friday afternoon he had waived his no-trade clause to come to Anaheim.
Several media outlets in Chicago, citing unnamed sources, reported the deal was done. However, a source familiar with the negotiations, but not authorized to speak publicly about them, told The Times, “there is no deal between the Angels and Cubs.”
Early Friday evening, well after reports of the trade filled Twitter, Haren, in an email exchange with The Times, said he had “not heard anything” from the Angels or Cubs about a deal.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports later reported that the Cubs had “pulled the deal off the table” and that the Angels were “talking with other clubs” about Haren.