BREAKING: Cubs acquire Dan Haren from Miami Marlins
The Chicago Cubs have acquired Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins in exchange for two minor leaguers, according to reports.
If you recall, this will be the second time the Cubs have “traded” for Dan Haren. The last time was the infamous Carlos Marmol deal with the Anaheim Angels that later fell through. The Cubs will send two minor leaguers to Miami–but the details are yet to be revealed.
The 13-year veteran is 7-7 this season with a 3.42 ERA. While he isn’t an “impact” acquisition, Haren will shore up the back end of a rotation that has struggled to find an owner for the fifth spot in the rotation. The Cubs have been rumored in several other deals, including a three-team trade with the Padres and Red Sox, as well as the Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco.
This move will likely not be the last, but could impact the possibility of a trade with the Padres for another pitcher, or possibly see Haren flipped as part of the rumored three-team trade. Haren has been effective as of late, posting quality starts in each of his last five outings. However, he has not made in past he seventh inning in his last nine.
We will continue to update this post with the details of the trade once they become available.