Dodgers' right-hander Dan Haren has officially exercised his $10 million player option for 2015, according to a report from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. We reported on Wednesday that Haren was likely to return to the Dodgers despite some rumors that he could be considering retirement.
Haren, 34, had a clause in his contract with the Dodgers that stated that he would have a player option for 2015 if he pitched 180 innings for the team last season, so his 186 innings of work allowed him to decide if he wanted to return to the Dodgers for $10 million. In that time, Haren posted a 13-11 record and 4.02 ERA in 32 starts.
Haren re-joins a stacked rotation that includes the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Roberto Hernandez following the retirement of Josh Beckett. Los Angeles is also likely to pursue starters on the free agent market this winter, with James Shields lurking as a potential fit.