Dan Haren issues statement, unsure whether he’ll retire following trade out of Los Angeles

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Dan Haren told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles in November that he had “no interest in playing in a city away from my family” and would rather retire than pitch for a team other than the Dodgers or Angels.

But he was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins on Wednesday evening in a multi-player swap, so that stance is going to be put to the test. Haren just issued this statement through reporters, including Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports

“I have been notified of the trade to Miami. My strong desire to remain in southern California has been well-documented. I will have to evaluate my options carefully before making any decisions.”

The Dodgers have agreed to pay the remaining $10 million on Haren’s contract whether he retires or not. If Haren pitches for the Marlins in 2015, he gets that money. If he doesn’t pitch, the Marlins will get it.