On Sunday evening, the Dodgers reportedly reached an agreement with free agent starter Dan Haren and both sides finalized the deal earlier today. While he struggled the first half of the season with the Washington Nationals, Haren improved after the All-Star break as he went 6-4 with a 3.52 ERA.
After the signing was official, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti spoke highly about the 33-year-old right hander as a winner. In the past nine seasons, Haren has made at least 30 starts while winning at least 10 games each season. With his strong second half performance that was among the best in the NL, the Southern California native will receive $10 million to go along with incentives. If Haren performs well, he could possibly earn as much as $26 million over the next two years.
With the signing of Haren, the Dodgers now have 35 players on their 40-man roster. While the Dodgers are still interested in re-signing Brian Wilson, he may be headed to the Detroit Tigers according to a source close to the situation. Although Wilson has expressed interest in re-signing with the Dodgers, the team will have to be willing to pay him like a closer even though they already have Kenley Jansen.
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