Dodgers News: Dan Haren A Trade Possibility, But Will He Retire?

Los Angeles Dodgers veteran starting pitcher Dan Haren has become the subject of trade talks around Chavez Ravine, but there are indications that he'd rather retire than leave Southern California.

Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, "while Haren, a Los Angeles area native, doesn't have a no-trade clause, league sources suggest they've heard Haren might be inclined to walk away from baseball if he's traded anywhere besides the Angels. Haren picked up his $10 million player option to go back to the Dodgers, his hometown team."

The Dodgers are currently doing whatever they can to lower their eye-popping $240 million payroll heading into the 2015 MLB season.

Haren, who currently has a 142-122 lifetime record with a 3.77 ERA to his credit, could command quite a trade buzz if he chooses to the accept the possibility of a move.

If not, the Dodgers might have to look elsewhere when it comes to shaving dollars off the bottom line.

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