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.
The Kansas City Royals just announced that Ned Yost will retire following the final game of the season. Mike Matheny will take over as the Royals manager for the 2020 season.
Yost, 65, led the Royals to victory in the 2015 World Series and to back-to-back American League pennants in 2014 and 2015. He will retire as the winningest manager in Royals history. In ten years at the helm in Kansas City he is 744-836 with five games remaining. Before he managed the Royals he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons, compiling a 457-502 record. In all, he is 1,201-1,338. When he’s done on Sunday he will finish 32nd all-time in games managed with 2,544.
The Royals now will look for the man who will, hopefully, see the current rebuild through. Multiple reporters have cited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as Yost’s likely replacement. He currently serves as a special advisor in the club’s player development department. He managed the Cards from 2012-18, winning the NL pennant in 2013 and finishing with a record of 591-474 in St. Louis.
Here is the Royals official statement on Yost’s retirement: