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.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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