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The Giants engaged the Marlins to inquire about right-handed starter Dan Haren before they signed Jake Peavy in late December, but it appears as if those talks were fruitless.
There is "no active dialogue" between the Giants and Marlins for Haren, according to a FOX Sports report.
Haren was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins in early December, but the veteran starter is not keen on playing on the East Coast and informed his new team that he may opt for retirement if he isn't closer to his family in Southern California.
Haren, 34, is a three-time All-Star with a 142-122 record and a 3.77 ERA over a 12-year MLB career.
The Giants expect to enter the season with a starting rotation that includes Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Hudson, Jake Peavy and Tim Lincecum, with Yusmeiro Petit as the long man.
Hudson, who had a procedure to clear out bone spurs in his surgically repaired ankle, is expected to be ready for Opening Day, though Giants VP and assistant GM Bobby Evans acknowledged the development "requires that they look at other options."
The division-rival Rockies also have "mild" interest in Haren's services, according to a FOX Sports report. But Colorado is not an ideal destination for Haren, either, who would still be states away from his family and as a fly ball pitcher is not a big fan of Coors Field, where he has an era of 5.56 in 11 career starts.
Source: Rockies have "mild" interest in trading for Dan Haren. Caveat being, Coors Field is not ideal for fly-ball pitchers.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 9, 2015