Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 9/15/14
The Washington Nationals are preparing to send struggling starter Dan Haren to the DL. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times tweeted that the news first came from Nats radio man Charlie Slowes, but it was subsequently confirmed by GM Mike Rizzo. #Nats GM Mike Rizzo confirms that Dan Haren is going to the disabled list. — Amanda Comak (@acomak) June 23, 2013 There has been no word from the Nationals yet on what Haren's injury is. The right-hander went on the DL for the first time in his career last season with a back problem. Haren is scheduled to start on Friday in New York against the Mets, so the Nats have a few days to make the necessary roster adjustments. He got lit up again last night, this time by the Colorado Rockies, giving up six earned runs on seven hits in just 3 1/3. Haren, 32, is a three-time All-Star, received Cy Young votes in 2009 and 2011 and has generally been an excellent pitcher during his eleven-year career, but 2013 is a different story. Thus far he has the worst ERA in all of baseball among qualified starters (6.15), has given up the joint most home runs (19) and third most hits per nine (11.5). The Nationals signed him to a one-year contract during the offseason but he has obviously come nowhere near giving them what they expected for $13 million. With no official announcement regarding Haren's specific ailment, there have already been suggestions that this move is based on performance more than injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Federal judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

Report: Bucs sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year extension

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans about booing

Report: Shonn Greene arrested after parking in handicap spot

Report: Joe Maddon wants a very hefty salary

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Four Questions for Game 3 of the World Series

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed

Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

Notre Dame WR faces discipline if he hooked up with porn star?

WATCH: 350-pound Arkansas lineman throws TD pass

Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

WATCH: Oregon's Charles Nelson has impressive punt return TD

WATCH: Blue Jackets player takes skate across the face

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

Eight NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100M to fight ebola

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.