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February 24, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tempe, Ariz. -- Angels pitchers Dan Haren and C.J. Wilson, teammates for the first time this season, have opposed each other twice as starters in the big leagues, in 2010 and 2011, but their history actually dates back to 2001, when they squared off in a memorable college game at Loyola Marymount University. “We both threw seven or eight innings, we both hit home runs off each other, I ran over their catcher … it was my favorite game in college,” said Wilson, a former LMU star.
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April 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Josh Beckett was not great. The Dodgers do not need him to be, and that makes for a pretty great situation for the home team. Think about it. What other team could afford to employ a guy making close to $16 million as a fifth starter, with no shortage of experienced understudies behind him? In his first major league start in 11 months, Beckett lasted four innings, gave up five runs and got no decision in the Dodgers' 7-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in 10 innings. He was long gone by the time Victor Martinez roughed up Kenley Jansen again.
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July 14, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto said they were "very encouraged" by Dan Haren's full bullpen workout Thursday in Angel Stadium, a session the veteran right-hander, on the disabled list because of lower-back stiffness, will repeat Saturday with Class-A Inland Empire. Barring a setback, Haren, who has been bothered all season by the injury, could make a minor league rehabilitation start Tuesday and join the Angels rotation for a July 22 game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-1, at Petco Park on Wednesday night to improve to 4-1 on the season. Here's a recap of the game. AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier entered the game a combined four for 43. But the Dodgers' 3-4-5 hitters discovered their collective rhythm, as they combined for four hits and four runs batted in. Ramirez, who was one for 15 in the first four games, drove in the Dodgers' first...
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November 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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July 31, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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July 30, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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August 17, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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March 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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December 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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March 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 7, Royals 5 AT THE PLATE: Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Scott Alexander. The situation is the kind in which the Dodgers think Van Slyke will be able to help them this year: in the late innings, against a left-handed pitcher. "We feel like he's going to thump some lefties," Manager Don Mattingly said. Alex Guerrero tripled off the top of the center-field wall in the ninth inning. ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren gave up seven hits and a walk over four innings but held the Royals to one run. He started the fourth inning by loading the bases without recording an out and limited the damage to one run. Haren isn't scheduled to pitch in the Dodgers' season-opening series in Australia, but is still preparing as if he will.
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March 9, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX  - There's a massive painting hanging in a hallway of Dan Haren's home in Irvine that shows the pitcher, mid-windup, in the uniforms of the first four major league teams for which he played. It was meant to be a memento of an All-Star career. But it was outdated shortly after the paint dried. "Little did I know," said Haren, who has pitched for two more teams since hanging the artwork in his home two seasons ago. This spring he's wearing the blue script of the Dodgers, who signed him to a one-year, $10-million free-agent contract in November.
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March 6, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
TEMPE, Ariz. - By his own admission Don Mattingly hasn't spent a lot of time thinking about baseball's two newest rules, one allowing the use of instant replay and the other preventing catchers from blocking the plate if they don't have the ball. But the manager of the Dodgers has a new appreciation for both changes after they collided in the first inning of Thursday's 4-4 Cactus League tie with the Angels. After Mike Trout's one-out line drive squirted under a diving Yasiel Puig and rolled to the center-field wall, Trout tried to circle the bases, only to arrive back home at the same time the ball did. Umpire Gerry Davis called Trout out, sparking an immediate protest from Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who had problems with both the call and catcher A.J. Ellis' position on the play.
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March 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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March 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Dodgers 5 AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig drove in his second run of the spring with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. Dee Gordon stole two bases and scored a run. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson doubled in a run in the ninth inning. Non-roster player Clint Robinson was three for three with a run scored, raising his spring average to .667. ON THE MOUND: With rain predicted for Saturday, Dan Haren feared the game would be canceled and alter his throwing program.
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February 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX  - Clayton Kershaw might not be the Dodgers' opening-day starter this season. The Dodgers are considering not starting Kershaw in their two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to people familiar with the team's thinking. Under that scenario, Kershaw would be spared a trip to the other side of the world and back, allowing him to better prepare for the domestic opener in San Diego on March 30. Manager Don Mattingly has become increasingly vague about the team's rotation plans since the first day of spring training, when he strongly intimated Kershaw and Zack Greinke would pitch the two games in Australia on March 22-23.
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August 2, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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November 8, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Dan Haren insisted Thursday that he is physically sound after a Chicago Sun-Times report cited unnamed sources as saying “medical issues” led to the Cubs pulling out of a trade that would have sent closer Carlos Marmol to the Angels for Haren last Friday. The Angels subsequently declined Haren's $15.5-million option for 2013, buying it out for $3.5 million, and the veteran right-hander who went 12-13 with a 4.33 earned-run average last season is now a free agent. “It's definitely a little frustrating to hear, being as I've started all but three games over a nine-year career,” Haren said in an email.
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November 25, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Want to know exactly how great it is to be the Dodgers these days? You can afford a $10-million insurance policy. Meet Dan Haren, insurance. And yet more evidence of how polar opposite the Guggenheim Dodgers are from the ones taken into bankruptcy by Frank McCourt. The Dodgers have agreed to terms with Haren on a one-year, $10-million deal. If he passes his physical - probably not as automatic as with most signings - he could become their fifth starter. If he pitches like he did in his last 13 games (6-3, 3.14 ERA, .224 opponents batting average)
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November 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The signing of Dan Haren won't prevent the Dodgers from pursuing Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Monday. Although Colletti didn't mention Tanaka by name, he said, "If something else comes our way, we'll take a look at it. I'm not going to close the door on any more starters. " Including Haren, whose one-year, $10-million deal is now official, the Dodgers have five starting pitchers under contract for next season. That doesn't include Clayton Kershaw, who is eligible for salary arbitration.
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