November 24, 2013 |
The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Dan Haren, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract won't be finalized until the right-hander undergoes a physical examination. Haren's deal could become official as early as Monday. Haren is viewed by the Dodgers as a potential fifth starter. Chad Billingsley, who underwent reconstructive elbow surgery this year, isn't expected back until May. Josh Beckett is also recovering from surgery to treat a nerve problem.
July 31, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels lost an integral part of their bullpen Tuesday when left-handed reliever Scott Downs was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder strain, an injury that could sideline him for several weeks. “We're comfortable with the fact that this won't push him back too far, but he might need a couple of weeks for this to settle down,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Right now, it's a minor issue, and we want to keep it that way.” Downs, 37, will be replaced on the roster by left-hander Hisanori Takahashi, who was called up from triple-A Salt Lake and joined the team for Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
July 30, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when Dan Haren thought his back issues were behind him . . . they're back. The veteran right-hander tweaked a muscle in the right side of his back during his last start against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The injury is not in the same area as the lower-back tightness that sent him to the disabled list on July 4, but it is expected to prevent Haren from pitching Wednesday night against the Rangers. Haren played long toss Monday and hopes to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday.
August 17, 2012 |
Dan Haren will be skipped in the rotation in Boston next week, but the struggling right-hander will not be removed from the rotation completely. Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Haren, who was tagged for 10 earned runs and 12 hits in seven innings of his last two starts, both losses, will pitch Aug. 25 in Detroit. Ervin Santana, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson will start against the Red Sox in a three-game series that begins Tuesday, and Zack Greinke will start the opener of a three-game series in Detroit next Friday.
March 1, 2014 |
Rain fell throughout the Arizona area Saturday, forcing the cancellation of several spring games. That would have been bad news for the Dodgers, who are facing a compressed exhibition schedule because of opening the season early in Australia. But the Dodgers were able to squeeze their game in against the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, getting their first look at veteran right-hander Dan Haren. Haren is listed as their rotation's fourth starter but could find himself starting one of the two games in Sydney, what with Zack Greinke battling a minor calf injury and the Dodgers less than eager to throw ace Clayton Kershaw.
December 4, 2012 |
It looks like Dan Haren's short tenure with the Angels is over, as the right-hander agreed to a one-year, $13-million deal with the Washington Nationals. The deal probably means the Nationals won't sign pitcher Zack Greinke, considered the plum of the free-agent market, leaving the door open for the Angels or Dodgers to sign him. Haren, 32, went 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA for the Angels last season. He struggled with a sore back throughout the season, however, and the Angels declined to pick up his one-year, $15.5-million team option.