Nationals ink pitcher Dan Haren

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dan Haren pitches against the New York Yankees during the first...

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dan Haren pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their MLB baseball game in Anaheim, California May 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Alex Gallardo)

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NASHVILLE, TENN. - The Washington Nationals already strong rotation got even better on Tuesday, as the team reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent right-hander Dan Haren.

According to Fox Sports, the pact is worth $13.5 million and is pending a physical.

Haren struggled through back injuries last season and was just 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA in 30 starts for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was close to being dealt to the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason and had his $15.5 million option declined by the Halos.

The poor season came on the heels of one his best years as a pro in 2011 when he matched a career best with 16 wins to go along with a 3.17 ERA in a league-high 34 starts.

From 2005 to 2011, Haren never pitched less than 216 innings in a season and his highest ERA during that span was 4.16 with the Oakland Athletics in 2006. Overall, he was 101-74 during that stretch with a 3.49 ERA.

A three-time All-Star, Haren joins a loaded Nationals rotation that already includes phenom Stephen Strasburg, 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmerman.

Haren has compiled a 119-97 record with a 3.66 ERA in 296 games (286 starts) with St. Louis, Oakland, Arizona and the Angels.


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