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Dan Haren will pitch for Marlins if trade fails to materialize

The veteran still would prefer a trade, but will join the Marlins if nothing happens on that front.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins' pitcher Dan Haren will report to spring training with the team and pitch for them if he is not traded, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.comBarry Jackson of the Miami Herald adds that Haren's preference remains being traded to a west-coast team, though the Marlins' unwillingness to part with the $10 million they received from the Dodgers along with Haren may serve as an obstacle.

Haren, 34, has publicly stated that he would likely retire if the Marlins did not trade him to a west-coast team before camp opens next month. The Angels have said that they are not looking to add the veteran, though the Padres, Giants and Rockies have been linked to him in trade talks and are likely to re-engage the Marlins throughout the next month in an effort to acquire Haren.

If Haren does pitch for the Marlins this season, he will provide some veteran stability in a solid rotation that includes the likes of Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos, Jarred Cosart, Tom Koehler, and the rehabbing Jose Fernandez. In 32 starts for the Dodgers last season, Haren posted a 13-11 record and 4.02 ERA in 186 innings before exercising his $10 million player option for next season.