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Dan Haren admitted to reporters after his recent poor outing on Tuesday that he has been suffering from back pain. Haren is in the midst of his worst season in the Majors, with a 6-7 record and 4.53 ERA. He lasted just four and a third innings against the Indians on Tuesday, while giving up six earned runs on nine hits.

Haren is set to be examined when the team returns to Los Angeles later this week, and a trip to the DL could be in his near future. This could be good news for Haren owners, as it provides some explanation why the 31 year old pitcher is having such a down year. It is possible that a few weeks of rest will give Haren the chance to regain his form.




Ariel Pena is the answer

<div style="font-family: Times,"Times New Roman",serif;">  (Shawn E. Davis/ By Scott Stedman - Minor League Reporter Angels fans are clamoring for some starting pitching help after Ervin Santana and Dan Haren have struggled mightily.  Now, with Haren admitting to a back problem that will likely put him on the disabled list...

Indians face another tough pitcher in Haren

After Jered Weaver demonstrated once again his dominance at Progressive Field, now it's Dan Haren's turn to do the same. The struggling Haren brings in the third-lowest ERA among pitchers with at least five starts at the Cleveland stadium as the Los Angeles Angels continue a three-game set against the Indians on Tuesday night. Los Angeles (45-35) opened this series Monday...

Struggling Haren placed on DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. Angels pitcher Dan Haren prided himself on his resiliency and his ability to make all his starts, but it finally caught up with him Thursday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Angels recalled right-hander Kevin Jepsen from Triple-A Salt Lake, although they will probably need to make another move to find a starter for Sunday, which would have been...

Angels' Haren makes first trip to DL

Los Angeles Angels placed Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his 10-year career on Thursday because of stiffness in his lower back. The club made the move two days after the three-time All-Star finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training. ''There's definitely a lot of inflammation and it was just causing the stiffness...

Angels CF Trout out with bruised finger

Angels All-Star center fielder Mike Trout has been scratched from the starting lineup because of a bruised right pinky. Trout, who entered Monday's game leading the AL with a .339 average, hurt his finger diving back to second base in Sunday's game at Toronto. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said the rookie had trouble gripping the bat during early batting practice and...

Angels' Trout misses game with finger injury

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is scheduled to sit out Monday's game because of a sore right pinkie finger. It's the first time he hasn't started a game since May 7. Trout jammed the pinkie while sliding headfirst into second base on Sunday. He hit a home run later in the game, but his finger was sore Monday. Trout, 20, is listed as day to day, and manager...

Angels RHP Haren makes 1st trip to disabled list

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren is on the disabled list for the first time in his career with lower-back stiffness. The Angels made the move Thursday, two days after Haren finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training. Los Angeles also recalled right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. Haren is 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA, and the three-time All-Star has...

Halo Headlines: Trout day-to-day with bruised finger, Trout named Rookie of the Month, Williams' rehab not going well

The July 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...

Indians blanked by Weaver, Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jered Weaver carried a shutout into the eighth inning, squirming out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Weaver (9-1) allowed five singles, struck out two and remained unbeaten in Cleveland. He's 5-0 with 1.52 ERA in eight career starts at Progressive Field. Scott Downs...

Angels 3 Indians 0: Weaver Blanks Tribe

This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time. Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as Weaver completely befuddled the Tribe for six innings. But in the seventh, with the Indians trailing...

Twitter Contest: Win an Angels Ticket to our July 28th Summer Fanfest

Twitter #AngelsFamily ... it's time to show your stuff! Throughout the final series before the All Star Break, will be running a "Best Tweet" contest! The winner will receive a ticket to the game for the Mid-Summer Fanfest on July 28th! The day will start at 9am with the Softball Tournament.  Softball tournament...

Game Preview 7/4/12: Happy Fourth of July! - Angels @ Indians

                                                       @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-36) @ Cleveland Indians (41-39) Pitching Probables: LAA -- Ervin Santana (4-8, 5.12 ERA) CLE – Derek Lowe (7-6, 4.42 ERA) Game Info: 4:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Watching Ervin Santana throw after Dan Haren has become nearly unbearable. The Cleveland...

07-02 Mark Trumbo

Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim joins Rob and Amy to discuss being selected for his first appearance in the MLB All-Star Game and his participation in the Home Run Derby.
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