The Rockies have “mild interest” in trading for Dan Haren. Dan Haren not too keen on it.

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A short story in two tweets:

And this — pointed out by Marc Normandin of SB Nation — from Dan Haren, back in October:

Haren is already threatening retirement if he can’t convince the Marlins to trade him back to Los Angeles somehow. If they traded him to Colorado he may consider auto-defenestration.

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.