Although the Diamondbacks say no team has the lead in the chase for Dan Haren, it’s clear they plan to move the right-hander, and soon. According to reports, Arizona wants to trade Haren before his next scheduled start, which would be Tuesday
The Yankees, Twins, Tigers, Phillies and Cardinals, who traded Haren to Oakland in 2004 for Mark Mulder, appear to be the teams with the most interest.
According to SI.com, the Yankees rejected a request from the D-backs to include right-hander Joba Chamberlain. Arizona also reportedly asked the Tigers for young pitchers Andy Oliver and Jacob Turner.
The Cardinals and Phillies seem, for the moment, more focused on acquiring Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt, although there was little movement on that front Saturday. AOL FanHouse’s Ed Price reported scouts from both teams, as well as from the Yankees and Dodgers, were in Houston on Saturday to watch Oswalt’s start against the Reds. Oswalt allowed six runs in five innings and took the loss in a 7-0 Astros defeat.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Astros rejected a proposal from the Cards earlier this week that would have sent Brendan Ryan and one other player to Houston.
Astros owner Drayton McLane told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggert on Saturday, "Nothing’s imminent right now. We’re having a lot of discussions."