Haren told ESPN Los Angeles that he would likely walk away and leave $10 million in salary if the Dodgers traded him anywhere outside of his former team in the Angels.
“My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family,” Haren told ESPN in an email. “I had other opportunities but at this point in my career I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family.”
A native of West Covina, California the 34-year-old Haren was unhappy pitching for the Washington Nationals in 2013 due to the distance from his family.
Haren finished the 2014 season 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA. He currently is slated to be the Dodgers No. 4 pitcher this year.