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Before re-signing starter Jake Peavy in late December, the Giants talked to the Marlins about acquiring veteran starter Dan Haren, according to Fox Sports.
Haren was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins on December 11 in the deal that landed shortstop Dee Gordon in Miami. But veteran starter told his new team he would rather retire and walk away from $10 million salary than play away from his family in Southern California.
On Monday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro wrote that there is a market for Haren and to expect the Marlins to trade him to a west coast team.
On Tuesday, the Giants announced that 39-year-old starter Tim Hudson underwent surgery on his right ankle to remove bone spurs and the estimated recovery time is eight weeks.
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The Fox Sports report claims that Haren could still be a fit for the Giants if Hudson isn't ready to go by Opening Day on April 6.
In a phone interview with CSN Bay Area's Ahmed Fareed on Tuesday evening, Giants assistant GM and VP Bobby Evans addressed Hudson's surgery and whether the team will look outside the organization for starting pitchers.
"It does require that we look at options for depth. We know that no one is invincible. And as optimistic as we are, we want to be prepared. And (Yusmeiro) Petit is a great fallback for us as our long man to spot start, but we also have to keep the door open in case other opportunties develop. It does remind you of the importance of depth to get through an entire major league season," Evans said.
In 32 starts for the Dodgers in 2014, Haren posted a 13-11 record with a 4.02 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 186 innings pitched.
#SFGiants still could be a fit for Dan Haren, if concerns arise about Tim Hudson's availability for Opening Day.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 7, 2015