The Nationals are nearing an agreement with free agent starting pitcher Dan Haren. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals and Haren are close to finalizing a one-year deal worth $13 million. Haren will also receive a $3.5 million buyout from the Angels, who declined his option for the 2013 season. In a 2012 season marred by back issues, Haren went 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA, which was his highest mark for a full season. About to join his third National League team, Haren has pitched for the Angels, Diamondbacks, Athletics and Cardinals.
Source: MLB Player Updates