Yankees In Talks for Dan Haren; Cardinals Out of Running
But circumstances have changed in the Bronx, with Andy Pettitte going on the disabled list and expected to miss about a month, and the Yankees appear to be back in the market for a high-end starter.
The Yankees and Diamondbacks are engaged in talks centered on right-hander Dan Haren, sources have told FanHouse. Another source told FanHouse the Cardinals, another potential suitor, are out of the running, which would appear to put the Yankees at the forefront -- though a source told FanHouse's Steve Phillips there are no front-runners at this point.
FanHouse's Frankie Piliere reports Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova could be a key piece in the deal for the Diamondbacks, and Joba Chamberlain and minor league pitcher Zach McAllister -- whose father Steve is a scout for Arizona -- are potential chips as well.
A baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees' plans says "nothing is close" with Arizona, but multiple sources said the Diamondbacks seem determined to trade Haren by Monday. His next scheduled start is Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Haren, 29, is 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA -- his worst numbers since his rookie season -- in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks. He does, however, have a track record of success that includes a 3.26 ERA in seven postseason appearances with the A's and Cardinals.
Haren has a limited no-trade clause, but FoxSportsArizona.com reported he cannot veto a trade to either New York team.