Cubs attempted to grab HarenThe Chicago Cubs told closer Carlos Marmol the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the trade did not get completed.
(AP) — The Chicago Cubs told closer Carlos Marmol the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the trade did not get completed.
Marmol’s contract gives him the right to submit a list of up to five teams he can’t be traded to without his consent. The person said Marmol told the Cubs he would consent to the trade, but would not say whether the reliever provided his written consent.
The deal was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. A spokesman for the Cubs declined to comment.
The Angels had until midnight EDT on Friday to exercise Haren’s $15.5 million option for next season. He had a $3.5 million buyout. The 32-year-old right-hander went 12-13 with a career-worst 4.33 ERA in 30 starts this year and was on the disabled list for the first time.
Haren, a three-time All-Star from 2007-09, would be the second starting pitcher traded by the busy Angels in three days. Los Angeles shipped Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk.
Marmol, an All-Star in 2008, had 114 saves for the Cubs over the past five years. Yet he lost his job as the team’s closer several times due to ineffectiveness and a lack of control.
The 30-year-old righty was 3-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 61 appearances this year. He had 20 saves in 23 chances but walked 45 in 55 1-3 innings.
Marmol is set to make $9.8 million next season and then can become a free agent. He had a career-best 38 saves in 2010, when he struck out 138 in 77 2-3 innings and finished an NL-high 70 games.
AP source: Red Sox, Ortiz strike $26M, 2-year deal
BOSTON — The Red Sox and designated hitter David Ortiz have agreed to a two-year deal worth $26 million that could allow one of the breakout stars of the franchise’s cathartic 2004 World Series victory to retire in a Boston uniform.
A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday night that the deal, with incentive bonuses, could bring Ortiz as much as $30 million in the 2013 and ‘14 seasons. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed.
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said the team had nothing to announce. Ortiz’s agent, Fern Cuza, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Speaking at the Celtics’ home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, Ortiz said, “We haven’t finished it up yet.”
Yanks’ trio given $13.3M offers
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees’ trio of Nick Swisher, Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano are among nine free agents who have received $13.3 million qualifying offers.
Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton, Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton, Atlanta outfielder Michael Bourne, Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche and St. Louis pitcher Kyle Lohse also got the offers on Friday.
Players have until Nov. 9 to accept the one-year contracts. If a player turns the offer down and signs elsewhere, his former team would receive an extra selection immediately following the end of the first round of next June’s amateur draft.