After being traded to the Miami Marlins as part of last month's Dee Gordon/Andrew Heaney deal, former Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren says he doesn't want to pick up and move to the East Coast in the twilight of his career.
Per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, "Dan Haren has informed the Marlins that his preference remains to pitch out West, and for a team that has Spring Training in Arizona. The 34-year-old California native had been weighing his options sinced he was traded to Miami from the Dodgers on Dec. 10."
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As part of the trade, the Dodgers have agreed to pay Haren's $10 million salary for the 2015 MLB season. While initial reports indicated that the Dodgers would only pay the balance if Haren didn't sign with the Marlins, it now has been clarified that the Marlins will receive the cash consideration regardless of Haren's final decision/destination.
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