Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren matched Zack Greinke for the team lead with 32 starts in 2014. (Associated Press photo)
Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder this morning in a procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers announced.
The 30-minute procedure was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will start his rehab in about one week and is expected to be ready for competition at the start of spring training.
Haren, 34, went 13-11 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 32 starts last season. The right-hander was on the roster but did not make a start in the Dodgers’ NLDS loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. By pitching 186 innings, Haren triggered a player option for the 2015 season. He hasn’t formally exercised the contract option yet.
Hyun-Jin Ryu emerged from his simulated game Wednesday without any setbacks, and the left-hander will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series. Right-hander Dan Haren will start Game 4, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. Continue reading →
CHICAGO >> The Dodgers still haven’t decided who will start Sunday’s series finale at Wrigley Field, manager Don Mattingly said.
“It’s either going to be Danny (Haren) or a bullpen day,” he said.
Mattingly maintained that he’ll wait until Saturday’s game is over to determine who pitches Sunday.
Sunday’s game plan in turn affects the plan for Monday’s home game against the San Francisco Giants. For what it’s worth, Haren has a career ERA of 5.86 at Wrigley Field (five starts) compared to a 3.48 ERA at Dodger Stadium (22 starts).
The White Sox beat the Giants in 10 innings, so the Dodgers’ lead is up to six games in the National League West, a season-high. For comparison’s sake, the Dodgers’ lead a year ago was 7.5 games. They ultimately won the West by 11 games.
MILWAUKEE — We didn’t bother asking Dan Haren if he was starting tomorrow in Atlanta. His name was on the sheet. There was no reason to expect otherwise.
Besides, Haren earned it. In his most recent start in Anaheim, he gave up three singles, didn’t walk a batter, and only allowed one run in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday. His reward: His next turn in the rotation will be pushed back – at least for one day, it seems — by new Dodger Kevin Correia.
“We talked to (Correia) last night,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He seemed excited about being here. As I told him, right now we’ll use him as spot starts, coming out of the bullpen kind of filling Paul (Maholm)’s role, having some length but also giving us some insurance at the starter’s spot.”
When might that spot start come up?
“It might come up tomorrow,” Mattingly said. “That would come up quick. If it would come up tomorrow, hypothetically speaking, during this little stretch of all the games in a row to give our guys a little bit of a breather. Making sure we’re not overtaxing Kersh, Greinke. We know Hyun-Jin’s pitched better with that little extra day.”