Report: Dan Haren is “holding out hope” for a trade to the Angels or Padres

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Dan Haren was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins in the Dee Gordon deal during this month’s Winter Meetings despite his previous comments that he would rather retire than pitch for a team away from his family in Southern California. Not surprisingly, he’s hoping that Miami is just a pit stop to where he’ll pitch in 2015:

While it would work out nicely for Haren and his family, it’s unclear whether the Angels or Padres are actually interested. Both clubs have a number of options for their respective rotations already and might not see him as much of an upgrade. The Dodgers will pay Haren’s $10 million salary if he pitches next season, but the Marlins will get that money if he decides to retire.

Haren, 34, posted a 4.02 ERA and 145/36 K/BB ratio in 186 innings across 32 starts with the Dodgers this past season. He has an ERA+ of 86 since 2012, so he’s long removed from being a front-line starter.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.