Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - A deal that would have brought Los Angeles
Angels starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs came off the table
The Angels then declined to exercise the 2013 option on his contract, and
Haren became a free agent.
Earlier Friday, reports were rampant that the Cubs were acquiring Haren in
exchange for reliever Carlos Marmol.
After the trade fell through, the Angels faced a midnight (et) deadline to
pick up the $15.5 million option on Haren's deal, but instead invoked a $3.5
Haren, a 32-year-old right-hander, fashioned a 12-13 record with a 4.33 ERA in
30 starts last season, his final campaign of a three-year contract. A three-
time All-Star, Haren has compiled a 119-97 record with a 3.66 ERA in 296 games
(286 starts) with St. Louis, Oakland, Arizona and the Angels.
Marmol, who is entering the final season of a three-year contract with the
Cubs, is set to make $9.8 million in 2013. He went 0-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 20
saves in 61 appearances last season, his seventh at the major league level.
The right-hander has spent his entire big league career with the Cubs.
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