Tigers, Twins on Haren’s no-trade list
On Thursday, sources said five teams were involved in the pursuit of Arizona right-hander Dan Haren: the Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals, Tigers and Twins.
For two of those clubs, acquiring Haren won’t just be a matter of surrendering the necessary prospects and affording the remaining money on his contract. They will need to get his permission, too.
Major league sources told FOXSports.com on Friday that the Tigers and Twins are among the teams on Haren’s 12-team no-trade list.
Haren’s permission would also be required in the event of a trade to Cincinnati or Tampa Bay, sources say.
Haren is due roughly $4 million over the remainder of this season. Then he will earn $12.75 million in each of the next two seasons, followed by a $15.5 million club option for 2013.
In some cases, players will ask that club options be picked up as a condition for accepting a trade. It’s not clear if Haren would insist on that condition in a deal with the Tigers or Twins.
The Tigers are among the clubs that scouted Haren’s most recent start in Phoenix.