LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, his non-throwing shoulder, on Wednesday afternoon, and the team says he will be ready in time for spring training.
Haren had the 30-minute procedure to clean out bursitis and the A-C joint in his left shoulder. The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Haren will begin his rehabilitation in one week.
It seems a formality that Haren, 35, will be back with the Dodgers in 2015, though he hasn't yet exercised his $10 million player option for next season. Most of these transactions happen within a few days of the World Series, though they could happen sooner - the Twins, for instance, declined the 2015 club option for Jared Burton on Wednesday.
In the second half of the season, Haren said multiple times he was uncertain of whether he would exercise his player option. He had some fun on Twitter after the procedure.
Surgery went well.....I'd also like to formally announce that I'm exercising my 2015 option to not eat seafood.— dan haren (@ithrow88) October 22, 2014
Haren, you might remember, has never tried fish.
Haren was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in 32 starts with the Dodgers in 2014, with 145 strikeouts and 36 walks in 186 innings. He earned $12.5 million this season, including $2.5 million of a possible $3 million in bonuses based on starts and innings pitched.