Dan Haren Rumored To Padres, Will Report To Marlins

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Starting Pitcher Dan Haren still has aspirations of pitching on the best coast. Per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com assigned to the Miami Marlins, Haren would still like to pitch for a west coast team, most likely the Padres or the Giants, who are seeking starting rotation help. Haren, a Southern California native, has his family nearby and would like to stay west so he can be with them.

The Marlins have been rumored to want some valuable help in return if Haren is dealt, like veteran outfielder Will Venable who seems to be one candidate. The Padres for now are keeping Venable on their roster for a much needed left-handed hitter in a righty-dominant outfield currently.

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It’s a win for Miami considering if Haren stays with the Marlins, the Dodgers (Like the Padres are getting with Kemp) will cover all of his $10 million dollar salary. But enough about Miami, the Friar faithful would like to add to an already great starting rotation and could see the 34-year-old pitcher at the back end of the rotation, not to mention, face his old team from up the I-5 for a few starts. But it doesn’t seem likely if Miami wants Venable in return, which would drain the Padres bench. Haren has indicated that he intends to report to the Marlins for spring training if he is still with Miami.

Haren is a three-time all-star with the Athletics and Diamondbacks, finishing 2014 with a 13-11 record and 4.02 ERA with the Dodgers.

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