The Chicago Cubs are engaged in trade talks with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim about a possible deal for veteran pitcher Dan Haren, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Boston Red Sox are another known suitor for Haren, and Heyman mentions that there are other teams who are also interested in the 32-year-old righty.
Chicago Cubs' general manager Jed Hoyer recently admitted that the Cubs are interested in acquiring a veteran one-year "rental" pitcher with an expiring deal, and Haren certainly fits the bill. The Angles hold a $15.5 million team option on Haren for 2013, and the deadline to exercise the option hits at 11 p.m. CT on Friday night. There is a $3.5 million buyout payment due to Haren if the option is declined, but it seems like the Angels are open to dealing their pitcher.
In 2012, Haren posted a 12-13 record and a 4.33 ERA over 176.2 innings.