CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs addressed their hole in the back end of the rotation less than three hours before Friday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.
The Cubs were set to acquire veteran pitcher Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins, according to a major league source. Haren, 34, who can become a free agent after this season, is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA with a 1.093 WHIP in 21 starts. Haren has made at least 30 starts in each of his past 10 seasons with Oakland, Arizona, the Los Angeles Angels, Washington and the Dodgers.
Haren will earn $10 million this season – all paid by the Dodgers stemming from terms of his trade to the Marlins last December.
Haren beat the Cubs 7-3 at Marlins Park on June 3. Haren allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. One of those hits was a home run to Junior Lake, who irked Haren and his teammates by showboating as he rounded the bases and sparked a bench-clearing incident.
The Sun-Times first reported the trade. The Miami Herald stated the Cubs would send a minor league pitcher and minor league infielder to the Marlins in exchange for Haren.
By Mark Gonzalez, Tribune reporter.