Chicago Cubs RHP Dan Haren announces his retirement from Major League Baseball

Deepizzaguy By Deepizzaguy, 22nd Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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One day after the Chicago Cubs were eliminated by the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series, Cubs right handed pitcher Dan Haren announced his retirement from playing in the Major Leagues. Haren did not pitch in any games during the playoffs for the Cubs in 2015.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Dan Haren retires from pitching in the Major Leagues after 13 years

Chicago Cubs right handed starting pitcher Dan Haren, 35, on Thursday has announced his retirement from pitching in the Major Leagues after 13 seasons.
The Cubs were eliminated from the postseason on Wednesday evening at Wrigley Field when they lost Game Four of the National League Championship Series to the New York Mets by a final score of 8-3.The Cubs were swept in four games by the Mets in the best of seven playoff series.
Haren did not make any pitching appearances during the playoffs in his 13th and final season in the Major Leagues.
Haren pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2003-2004, the Oakland Athletics from 2005-2007, the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2008-2010, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2010-2012, the Washington Nationals in 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 and the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs in 2015.
Haren was traded by the Miami Marlins to the Chicago Cubs on July 31, 2015 in exchange for Cubs minor league players Elliot Soto and Ivan Pineyro.
The Marlins were not in contention to make the playoffs in 2015. The Cubs acquired Haren since they were in contention to make the playoffs at the time of the trade with the Marlins.
Even though the Cubs did make the playoffs as the second seed in the National League Wild Card playoffs. Haren did not make any starts during the playoff series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.
Haren finishes his 13 year career in the Major Leagues as a three time Major League Baseball All Star team from 2007-2009.
Haren's final pitching record in the Major Leagues is 153 wins and 131 losses with an earned run average of 3.75.
Haren is not likely to be voted into the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame but he does have the satisfaction of fulfilling his dream of pitching in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons.


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