Haren briefly considered coming out of retirement this week with the news that the Dodgers' Brett Anderson would miss a good chunk of the season with a back injury, MLB.com reports.
Haren ultimately changed his mind, but he's still just 35 and could reconsider at some point.
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.
The Phillies and Cubs will play a doubleheader Friday to make up Thursday's contest, which was postponed because of rain, the teams announced.
With Friday featuring a doubleheader, the Phillies will start pitcher Adam Morgan in Game 1 on and Alec Asher in Game 2, the team announced.
Cubs pitcher Dan Haren had his best performance since he joined the team at the trade deadline during Monday's win over the Cardinals.
Haren did not surrender a run over seven innings of work during the 9-0 win. Haren received his ninth win of the season for his effort. He also struck out five and walked two.
Prior to Monday's quality outing, Haren had gone his last six appearances without a quality start.
Cubs pitcher Dan Haren did not last long enough to receive a win during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Reds.
Haren allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. One of the runs came in the first when Joey Votto hit a solo home run.
Haren has not received a win in his last four starts and is 1-2 in six outings for the Cubs.
Dan Haren's struggles with the Cubs continued on Thursday. The right-hander did not fare well in his start against the Giants, allowing five runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four in the 9-1 Cubs' loss.
Haren (8-9, 3.90 ERA) was given an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but he allowed the Giants to tie the game in the bottom half. The big inning came in the third, when the Giants tacked on four more, including a three-run home run by Marlon Byrd.
The 6 1/3 innings represents Haren's longest outing since joining the Cubs at the July 31 trade deadline. In five starts with the Cubs, Haren is 1-2 with a 6.33 ERA.
Cubs starter Dan Haren was unable to pitch deep into his outing against the Braves on Saturday. The veteran right-hander allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three without issuing a walk, but he needed 64 pitches before being pulled from the game.
Haren was given an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but he immediately coughed up the lead by giving up a two-run home run to Nick Swisher in the top of the second. He settled in after that, while his teammates regained a 3-2 lead. But things fell apart for Haren in the fifth inning.
He retired the first batter of the inning, but he allowed the next two batters to reach and was lifted from the game at that point. The bullpen permitted those two runners, plus three more, to score. Haren would get a no-decision, as the Cubs wound up winning the game 9-7.
Haren has now made four starts since being acquired by the Cubs at the trade deadline. He has yet to pitch more than 5 1/3 innings in any of those outings, and he owns a 6.06 ERA as a member of the Cubs.
Cubs starter Dan Haren lost to the White Sox on Sunday to drop to 8-8 on the season. Haren lost for the third time in the last four decisions.
Haren allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since May 12. Haren gave up three home runs for the second time this season and has given up 12 homers in his last six starts.
Cubs starter Dan Haren won for the first time in five starts, snapping a two-decision losing streak, Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Haren allowed three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. After pitching six innings in five straight starts, Haren has failed to last six in his last two outings. He struck out six, the most since June 25.
Cubs right-hander Dan Haren did not have a very strong debut with his new team on Wednesday. Haren gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out three in the 7-5 loss to the Pirates.
Haren got off to a shaky start, as he allowed two runs in the first inning, including a lead-off home run by Gregory Polanco. He gave up another solo home run to Andrew McCutchen in the third, with another run crossing in the fifth.
Haren was left with a no-decision in this one, as the Cubs were able to tie the game--though they would wind up taking the loss late in the game.
He had gone exactly six innings in each of his previous five starts, all with the Marlins. Still, he has allowed more than three earned runs just once since the end of June.
Cubs pitcher Dan Haren is planning to retire after this season, he said on Sunday, per MLB.com.
"I would say right now the chances are this will probably be it," he said.
He wasn't willing to commit to the plan, 100 percent, however. "I don't want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre," he said.
Veteran right-handed starter Dan Haren is headed from the Marlins to the Cubs, a source has told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Details of the deal have yet to be revealed.
The 34-year-old Haren has had a strong season with a 7-7 record and 3.42 ERA. He has been particularly effective lately with four quality starts in his last five outings. But he has not gone past 6 1/3 innings in any of his last nine starts.
Marlins right-hander Dan Haren was solid in his start against the Nationals on Thursday, but a lack of run support paved the way to a 1-0 loss. Haren went six innings, allowing four hits and one run--a solo home run by Ryan Zimmerman. Haren walked two and struck out four, dropping his record to 7-7 on the year.
Haren has allowed one run or fewer in six of his 20 starts this year, but he has just two wins in those games.
In the month of July, Haren went 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA over six starts.
Marlins right-hander Dan Haren posted another quality start in his outing against the Padres on Friday. Unfortunately for him however, the Marlins were unable to provide much run support in the 3-1 loss.
Haren (7-6) allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. He was bitten by the longball in this one, as all three runs he allowed came on solo home runs by Brett Wallace, Yonder Alonso and Matt Kemp.
The veteran right-hander has thrown quality starts in six of his past nine appearances, going 1-4 with a 3.93 ERA in that span.
Marlins starting pitcher Dan Haren was unimpressive during his start against the Phillies on Saturday.
Haren tossed six innings but allowed five runs on seven hits. He suffered a disastrous second inning, where he gave up five hits, two home runs and five runs.
Haren, who received a no-decision, now has a 3.46 ERA in 117 innings this season.
The Marlins have set their rotation to open the second half of the season. Jose Fernandez will make the first start in Philadelphia on Friday.
Friday will be Fernandez's thid start of the year after returning from Tommy John surgery. He was absolutely dominant in his most recent outing, striking out nine over seven scoreless innings against the Reds on July 9.
He'll be followed by fellow right-handers Tom Koelher and Dan Haren to wrap up the weekend series against the Phillies.