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Trade rumors nothing new for Haren

Trade rumors nothing new for Haren

PHOENIX -- Dan Haren has been dealt twice in his career, so he knows how to deal with the inevitable trade rumors that swirl this time of year.

"I'm not asking for a trade or anything," Haren said. "I don't really read too much into all the stuff that people write. 99.9 percent of the time it's just rumors and there's nothing to it, so there's no need to waste your time with it. Your name comes up if you're good, and I've been fortunate to have a good career to this point. I try not to think too much into it and just go about my business."

It is unlikely the D-backs will trade their ace unless they are overwhelmed with an offer that would help them restock the upper reaches of their farm system.

Haren, who makes $8.25 million this year, will earn $12.75 million in 2012, and the club holds a $15.5 million option for 2013, with a $3.5 million buyout.

Haren was asked Tuesday if he would be surprised to find himself still with the D-backs next month.

"I haven't really thought about that," he said. "I don't think I would necessarily be surprised. I would like to think I'm part of the solution and not the problem, but then again I came here in [December] 2007 to put us over the top, and besides a good month we had in 2008, it really hasn't worked out that way. I don't know, maybe I am part of the problem."

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