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Pitcher Dan Haren Agrees on Deal With Nationals, Fox Sports Says

December 04, 2012

Free-agent pitcher Dan Haren agreed on a one-year, $13 million contract with the Washington Nationals, according to FoxSports.com.

The deal for the right-hander is pending completion of a physical, the website said, citing unidentified people in Major League Baseball.

The 32-year-old Haren was 12-13 last season with a 4.33 earned run average for the Los Angeles Angels. A 10-year major league veteran with a 119-97 career record, Haren received a $3.5 million buyout from the Angels after the team declined to pick up a $15.5 million contract option, FoxSports.com said.

He would join a starting rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann and Ross Detwiler, all in their 20s.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright passed his physical and his contract extension officially will be announced at a news conference tomorrow at baseball’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, according to ESPN.

Wright, a six-time All-Star, will earn $138 million over the next eight years, ESPN said on Nov. 30.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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