MLB: Haren, Nationals agree to deal

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with free agent pitcher Dan Haren. The deal is pending a physical.

Haren, 32, spent the last three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Last month, the Angels declined the $15.5 million club option they had on Haren and instead bought out the right-hander for $3.5 million. Interesting how that works out, as now Haren will receive $16.5 million in 2013 from both clubs combined. Not bad, eh?

While Haren had a down year in 2012, he did pitch well down the stretch despite back issues. If healthy, he still should be a solid #2 or #3 in a good rotation and the Nationals have a ton of starting pitching, so he should fit in nicely.

The Nationals were involved in the Zach Greinke sweepstakes, but the signing of Haren makes a continued pursuit of Greinke very unlikely.

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac is a former hockey player and coach as well an avid/die-hard hockey fan, having gone to his first game at the Great Western Forum when he was 3.  Greg enjoys Seth Rogen and Jason Segel movies with Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall being 3 of his many favorites. He’s a huge Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane fan, with his favorite T.V. show being Family Guy, of course. On the weekends you’ll probably find him playing non-stop ball hockey with his 5-year-old son Masen. You can hear Greg Saturday afternoons on @real_hockeytalk & @breakthrsports from 1-4 Arizona time on
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