Cubs Reportedly Acquire RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins
According to reports from Gordon Wittenmyer and Clark Spencer, the Cubs have acquired veteran right hander Dan Haren from the Marlins. The trade is expected to be announced once the medicals are approved.
The Cubs have not announced the deal and reports have not surfaced as to what the Marlins are receiving for Haren. It is believed the Marlins will receive two minor leaguers, one pitcher and one position player, from the Cubs for Dan Haren.
Updated 1:00pm CDT – The Cubs are sending RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto to the Marlins for Dan Haren.
Dan Haren is 7-7 in 21 starts for the Marlins this season with a 3.42 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 4.57 FIP. Haren has allowed 50 runs, 49 earned, on 116 hits with 25 walks and 88 strikeouts in 129 innings.
Outside of Miami, Haren is 3-4 in 10 starts with a 4.16 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Haren has allowed 29 runs on 58 hits with 10 walks and 46 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings.
The Dodgers are responsible for Dan Haren’s $10 million salary for this season. There is a $3 million incentives package that the Cubs would have to pay if he reaches the number of innings pitched for the bonus to kick in. Haren is a free agent at the end of the season.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been trying to trade for Dan Haren since taking over baseball operations for the Cubs. A deal was in place with the Angels in November 2012 that would have sent RHP Carlos Marmol to Los Angeles for Dan Haren. Due to concern with back issues Haren was dealing with at the time, the trade was not finalized before it was leaked to the media.
Updated 1:00pm CDT – The Cubs received RHP Ivan Pineyro from the Nationals for Scott Hairston in July 2013. Pineyro is 7-5 in 19 starts this season for Double-A Tennessee with a 3.69 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Pineyro has allowed 46 runs, 44 earned, on 104 hits with 30 walks and 92 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings.
Elliot Soto has an excellent glove and one of the top infield defenders in the system Soto doesn’t hit much and batted .241/.286/.306 in 29 games for Iowa this season. Soto was with Double-A Tennessee prior to the trade. Soto hit .275/.388/.314 in 88 games with the Smokies.