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Los Angeles Dodgers to pay Dan Haren's salary

Miami will use the money to invest in a starting pitcher and first baseman.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Whether or not Dan Haren makes an appearance in a Marlins uniform in 2015, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be paying his entire salary. According to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald, the Dodgers agreed to pay all of the $10 million Haren is due and $2.5 million Dee Gordon is expected to earn in 2015.

As soon as it was reported the Marlins acquired Haren in addition Gordon, major league executives wondered if he would actually agree to play for the Marlins. A source close to Haren told MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that Haren doesn't want to play in Miami, and that he would threaten to retire upon being traded. The Marlins are looking for a veteran starting pitcher, however losing Haren is likely not as significant now that the Marlins are receiving his salary anyway.

Spencer also notes that the club will use the money from Los Angeles to sign a first baseman and another starter.

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