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 24, 2014 |
Meanwhile, back to spring training … It's awkward, it's strange, but that's how it is for the Dodgers in 2014. After winning their first two games of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, they now go back to playing practice games. They are scheduled to have a morning workout Tuesday and an evening one Wednesday at Dodger Stadium as a prelude to their three-game Freeway Series against the Angels. Then Sunday, it's back to the real thing in San Diego. A handful of Dodgers, of course, remained behind in Arizona and continued practicing all along.
August 2, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Dan Haren said he felt good after his bullpen workout Thursday, and the right-hander, who did not pitch Wednesday because of soreness in the right side of his back, will be inserted into the rotation for Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. “I've made a lot of progress the last five days,” Haren said. “I didn't think me pitching in the near future was going to happen when I woke up the day after I last pitched.” Haren, who went on the disabled list for the first time in his career because of lower-back stiffness on July 5, pitched well in victories over Texas on July 22 and Tampa Bay last Friday night, but he tweaked his side against the Rays.