RHP Dan Haren joins Nationals on 1-year contract

Right-hander Dan Haren has agreed to a one-year contract with

the Washington Nationals.

The NL East champions announced the deal Friday, without giving

financial terms. Earlier in the week, a person familiar with the

talks told The Associated Press it would be worth $13 million.

The 32-year-old Haren was a free agent after going 12-13 with a

4.33 ERA in 30 starts for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. The

Angels nearly traded him to the Cubs after the season, then

declined their $15.5 million option for 2013.

Haren is 119-97 with a 3.66 ERA with four clubs in the majors

and was an All-Star in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

He joins an already formidable Nationals rotation led by Stephen

Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez.