Veteran starting pitcher Dan Haren officially retired Thursday, reports Sports Illustrated. It was previously reported Haren would retire once the Cubs completed their postseason run, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. In his 13-year-career, Haren pitched for seven different clubs (A's, Diamondbacks, Angels, Nationals, Dodgers, Cubs and Marlins) and made the All-Star team three straight times from 2007-2009. He finished his career with a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP to go along with a career 2013:500 K:BB and is one of a handful of players to record a win against all 30 MLB teams.
Cubs starting pitcher Dan Haren said that he'll retire from baseball after the Cubs complete their postseason run, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports. Haren made the announcement in Sunday's regular-season finale, after he held the Brewers to one run on three hits over six innings en route to claiming his 11th victory of the season. The Cubs haven't officially set their roster for their NLDS matchup against St. Louis, but with manager Joe Maddon likely to deploy a four-man rotation, Haren figures to be the odd man out, and thus, left off the roster.
Cubs starting pitcher Dan Haren (10-9) blanked the Reds over 7 1/3 innings in a 4-1 victory Tuesday, surrendering only three hits and striking out six. Haren turned in his second quality start of September, two appearances in which he blanked opposing batters over at least seven innings. He also has now stayed away from his Achilles' heel, the long ball, in three out of his last four trips to the mound. He has closed out the regular season with his best month to date, but it remains to be seen what role he will have in the Cubs' playoff plans.
Cubs starting pitcher Dan Haren allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out two over 4.1 innings against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon. The surging Cubs would come on to win the game 8-3, but Haren was gone too early to qualify for a win. Now just six games behind the Cardinals, and more importantly, only two back of the Pirates in the wild card race, the Cubs are pulling out all the stops as they scramble to qualify for a playoff spot so quick hooks and playing individual match-ups could very possibly part of the plan over the last few days of the regular season.
With inclement weather lurking in the Philadelphia area, the Cubs have made a change to their rotation plans. Dan Haren, who was scheduled to start on Saturday against the Phillies, will now pitch on Sunday instead. In his place, Travis Wood will get the start on Saturday. Wood hasn't started a game since being moved to the bullpen in the middle of May.