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Dan Haren became a free agent after the Los Angeles Angels failed to work out a trade and then declined the pitcher's 2013 option.
Haren, a three-time All-Star from 2007-09, gets a $3.5 million buyout under the deal, which included a $15.5 million club option for 2013.
Hours earlier on Friday, the Angels agreed to trade Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol. But the deal fell apart, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the trade did not get completed.
Marmol's contract gives him the right to submit a list of up to five teams he can't be traded to without his consent. The person said Marmol told the Cubs he would consent to the trade, but would not say whether the reliever provided his written consent.
The trade agreement was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. A spokesman for the Cubs declined to comment.
The Angels had until midnight EDT on Friday to exercise Haren's option for next season. The 32-year-old right-hander went 12-13 with a career-worst 4.33 ERA in 30 starts this year and was on the disabled list for the first time.
Haren became the second starting pitcher in three days to be jettisoned by the busy Angels. They shipped Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk.
Marmol, an All-Star in 2008, had 114 saves for the Cubs over the past five years. Yet he lost his job as the team's closer several times due to ineffectiveness and a lack of control.
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Dan Haren was nearly traded to the Chicago Cubs yesterday. Today the right handed pitcher is a fee agent after being released ahead of Friday’s deadline to pick up options. The Los Angeles Angels will pay Haren a $3.5 million buyout instead of the $15.5 million option the team had on him.
Despite injury concerns Haren expects to be a highly targeted pitcher.
The Cubs and Angels...
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It appeared like Dan Haren was getting traded to the Cubs, but that didn't go down. Instead, the pitcher is now a free agent.
It looked great on paper. Angels pitcher Dan Haren for troubled closer Carlos Marmol. Unlike some media nowadays, I read between the lines. When Patrick Mooney of CSN’s Chicago came out with the news that the Haren for Marmol trade was off. I gave myself a sigh of relief. It didn’t feel like new [...]
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Well, that escalated (and then de-escalated) quickly.
There the Angels were on the verge of making a questionable deal sending Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol and before we knew it, the trade was called off (by the Cubs, no less!) and Haren's options was declined, leaving the Angels with nothing to show for what appeared to be a nice trade asset.
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Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher Carlos Marmol on Friday, ending what was a few days of rumors concerning the future of the former Angels starting pitcher.
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The Los Angeles Angels have traded pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Carlos Marmol, multiple media outlets reported Friday. There had been speculation that Haren would be traded before Friday's midnight deadline on his $15.5 million club option for 2013. The Angels apparently were prepared to buy out Haren's option for $3.5 million if they...
It's been a busy few days for the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim).
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Details are still trickling out, but it appears that the Angels have finally pulled the trigger on the inevitable Dan Haren trade. Multiple Spanish-language reports claim that Haren has been dealt to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol.
Carlos Marmol (Cubs) have been traded to the Angels. The pitcher confirms the move to @elcariberd. "Anaheim is a good team".