Cubs pitcher Dan Haren, acquired in a trade with the Marlins on Friday, is likely to retire after the season, MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat reports. Upon arriving in Milwaukee with his new team, he informed Twitter that he’d be wearing the number 50, noting that it was his first number and “probably” his last.
Muskat has the quotes:
“I would say right now the chances are this will probably be it,” Haren said. “I don’t want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre. That’s why I said ‘probably’ [on Twitter]. At least I leave myself a little way out.
“Chances are this is it,” he said. “After the season, I’ll relax and see where I’m at. I definitely want to make a push to get to where this team wants to go.”
Haren will make his Cubs debut on Wednesday against the Pirates. The veteran of 13 seasons carries a 3.42 ERA with an 88/25 K/BB ratio over 129 innings.