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Haren Would Rather Retire Than Pitch Outside LA

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:44 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

Dan Haren says he would likely walk away from baseball if the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him to a team other than the Los Angeles Angels.

Haren would be leaving $10 million in pretax income on the table if he retires.

The right-hander's 2015 option with the Dodgers kicked in when he reached the 180-innings mark in September.

"My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family," Haren said. "I had other opportunities, but at this point in my career, I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family."

Via Mark Saxon/ESPN