Dan Haren didn’t want to pitch for the Marlins, but he’s pitching pretty well for the Marlins


Dan Haren spent all offseason saying he only wanted to play for a team on the West Coast, before and after the Dodgers traded him to the Marlins, but he eventually stopped talking about retiring at age 35, relented, and agreed to spend this season in Miami.

And through two starts the Marlins are very happy he did. Haren tossed six innings of one-run ball against the Rays in his first start last week and followed that up with seven innings of two-run ball against the Braves today.

Not bad for a guy the Dodgers basically paid the Marlins to take off their hands after Haren exercised his $10 million player option for 2015, covering his entire salary as part of the Dee Gordon trade regardless of whether he kept playing or retired.