Report: Dan Haren will show up to spring training with the Marlins

38 Comments

On Saturday, we learned the Marlins were still hoping Dan Haren would agree to show up at spring training despite his preference to pitch near his home on the West coast. Their hope has been rewarded. Per a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Haren will indeed attend spring training with the Marlins.

The Marlins acquired Haren along with Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas, and cash in a trade last month that sent Andrew Heaney, Enrique Hernandez, Chris Hatcher, and Austin Barnes to the Dodgers.

Haren, 34, will earn $10 million in 2015, but the Dodgers will be paying all of that for the Marlins.

Indians to activate José Ramírez tomorrow

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Indians slugger José Ramírez broke the hamate bone on his right hand last month and had surgery on August 26 to repair it. At the time he was given the same schedule most hamate bone surgery recipients get: 5-7 weeks if all goes well. Apparently all has gone better-than-well for Ramírez, however, because the Indians are going to activate him tomorrow.

That’s good news for the Indians, who are in a dead heat with the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL’s second Wild Card with six games to go.

Ramírez, like his team, started the season slowly, but he had turned things on in July and August to help fuel Cleveland’s surge into playoff contention. He hit .320/.340/.680 with nine homers and 25 driven in in July and was hitting .321/.372/.705 with six homers and 20 driven in August when he went down. Basically, he had been a better version of the Ramírez who won the Silver Slugger Award and came in third in the MVP balloting in 2018, at least for those two months.

It’ll be interesting to see how rusty he is or if the surgery has sapped his power or bat speed. We’ll only have six games in which to see it, though.