Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

An article by posted on December 4, 2012

The Nationals have agreed to a one yearl, $13 million dollar deal with free agent RHP Dan Haren according to  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, pending a physical.

The Los Angeles Angels opted to let Dan Haren become a free agent after declining his 2013 $15.5 million dollar team option during last Friday’s deadline.

Haren, 32, dealt with lower back stiffness last season and also showed a marked decline in velocity. He produced a 4.33 ERA and a 12-13 record in 30 starts for the Angels.

But as one scout told Rosenthal, “You know any 32-year-olds with (nearly) 2,000 innings pitched who have good medicals?”

He is coming off a down year in 2012, but before that he has been a consistently solid starter. This is a good addition for the Nationals if he gets a clean bill of health on his back.

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