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Haren is expected to start the Marlins' Grapefruit League opener Thursday, Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reports.

After an offseason of insistence on playing close to home in the west coast, Haren is honoring his contract and will likely work in the Marlin's rotation. The key aspect to watch will be the 34-year-old's ability to use his four-seamer, sinker, and cutter to prevent hard contact, as he's allowed a brutally bad 1.4 home runs per nine innings in the last three seasons. His velocity has also declined, so don't be surprised if he walks onto the mound with an 85-mph fastball.

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Haren confirmed his commitment to the Marlins for the 2015 season, informing manager Mike Redmond of his decision on the first day of spring training.Haren had expressed a desire to pitch on the west coast, also considering retirement at one point, but he has now decided to join the Marlins instead. The 34-year-old was traded to the club from the Dodgers in the offseason, and will now serve around a decent corps of pichers in the Marlins' rotation.

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Haren recently told the Marlins that he is ready to be a part of their pitching staff, mlb.com reports.

Haren initially voiced a desire to be traded to a team on the west coast, but it's possible that he's warming to the idea of pitching in Miami. It's also possible that the Marlins are looking for a trade, in which case it might be beneficial to say that the 34-year-old hurler figures to pitch somewhere this season, following a December trade from the Dodgers.

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Haren (shoulder) plans to report to spring training with the Marlins, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Haren was reported to be considering retirement, due to a strong preference to be near his family on the west coast. He probably still wants to be traded, and it may be the case that he's hoping the Marlins work something out before the end of spring training. Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in October, and while that shouldn't be a major issue, teams may want to see him healthy. It's also possible that Haren has simply warmed to the idea of pitching for the Marlins, with the team's roster looking improved from last season. Whatever the case may be, the Dodgers are on the hook for all of Haren's salary, so it makes no sense for the Marlins to simply let him retire. A decent starting pitcher with no salary attached is a very valuable asset, and the Marlins could surely get something interesting in a trade.

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Haren (shoulder) has told the Marlins that he will consider retiring if he is not sent back to a team on the west coast, although he has not yet said he will not pitch in Miami under any circumstances, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Juan Rodriguez reports.

This has been widely speculated, but it is worth noting that no progress has been made on Miami's end to convince Haren to pitch for them in 2015. The Marlins may just call Haren's bluff, as he would be leaving $10 million on the table if he were to retire, although we saw with A.J. Burnett in Philadelphia last season that an unhappy veteran pitcher is often times an ineffective pitcher. The Marlins will surely explore the trade market, calling teams like the Padres and Angels about potential Haren deals, as this situation remains quite murky.

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Haren (shoulder) has been traded to the Marlins as part of a six-player swap that also sent Dee Gordon to Miami, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. According to several media reports, Haren is considering retirement.

Haren wants to remain close to his family, and has previously indicated that he will retire if he is traded to a team other than the Angels. Perhaps another move is in the offing, but it's entirely possible that Haren will never throw a pitch for the Marlins, but the Dodgers are off the hook for his 2015 salary and were able to acquire left-hander Andrew Heaney as part of the deal with the Marlins.

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Haren has exercised his player option to return to the Dodgers for next year, the team's official site reports.

Haren recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, but he should be ready to take part in the Dodgers' spring training. He posted a 4.02 ERA with a WHIP of 1.177 over 186 innings this season, will likely keep him in his current role of a starting pitcher behind the Dodgers two stars.

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Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The procedure was done to deal with slight swelling in his shoulder, though it apparently wasn't serious enough to hold him out from any action during the season. He'll begin the rehab process in a week, and expects to be back to full health for spring training.

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Haren is tentatively scheduled to start Game 4 against the Cardinals, the team's official site reports.

Tentatively meaning Haren could be used in Game 3 should Hyun-Jin Ryu struggle in his return from a shoulder injury. In addition, should the Dodgers lose Game 3, manager Don Mattingly could be tempted to bring back Clayton Kershaw on short rest.

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Haren will pitch Saturday but will be on a pitch count and inning limit, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

There was speculation that Haren would be held out of Saturday's start altogether with the division already clinched, but the team decided to go a different route. With Hyun-Jin Ryu's status still unclear for the postseason, Haren may be in line to start Game 3 of the NLDS if he can't go.