Dan Haren is still an Angel for the time being.
The trade of the veteran right-hander to the Chicago Cubs for reliever Carlos Marmol has fallen apart, according to an anonymous source cited by the Associated Press.
The trade was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, then confirmed by ESPN with Marmol's agent. However, the AP source said that the deal did not get completed.
A clause in Marmol's contract allowed him to submit a list of up to five teams that would require the Cubs to get his approval before completing a deal. The source told the AP that Marmol had given his consent, but it was not clear whether it had been done in writing.
Haren came to the Angels at the 2010 trade deadline in the deal that sent Patrick Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, and Joe Saunders to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his two-plus seasons with the club, he compiled a 33-27 record with a 3.52 ERA and 409 strikeouts in 78 starts and one relief appearance.
However, the veteran righty struggled badly in 2012 while dealing with back issues, going 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA in just 176-2/3 innings, his lowest innings total since becoming a starter in the 2006 season.
Marmol has spent his entire seven-year major league career with the Cubs. Originally a starter and later a setup man, Marmol became the full-time closer for the North-siders in 2009. He has a career mark of 21-28 with a 3.38 ERA and 115 saves in 452 appearances, including 13 starts.
Last season, Marmol got off to a horrible start, compiling a 5.61 ERA in 31 first-half appearances. However, he was able to get himself righted in the second half, with a 1.52 ERA, 12 saves and 39 strikeouts in 30 appearances.