The Arizona Diamondback president Derrick Hall confirmed Friday night that the professional baseball team is discussing trading. Arizona is in talks with a handful of teams about a possible trade for the right-handed pitcher. The New York Yankees is one of the teams talking with the Diamondbacks.
However, Hall stated that no one team is leading the discussions, and no trade is certain even with the July 31 trade deadline approaching. He said that other teams have made offers that are "of at least equal value" to the Yankees' proposal.
Haren is one of the most sought-after starters. In 2008, he signed a four-year, $44.75 million contract with thethat had a club option for a fifth year. Haren is 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA, but the Diamondbacks are in last place in the league. As of Friday night, Haren is tied with Florida's as the leader in strikeouts in the National League at 141.