Via the USA Today -
The first major pitching trade of deadline week came Sunday afternoon when the Los Angeles Angels acquired Dan Haren from the Arizona Diamondbacks for left-hander Joe Saunders and three other players.
Haren, 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA in 21 starts this year, was one of the major pitching targets among contenders before the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades. He won at least 14 games and pitched more than 200 innings in each of the previous five seasons with Oakland and Arizona, topping out at 16-8 with a 3.33 ERA in 2008.
Haren, 29, is owed at least $29 million through 2012, including salaries of $12.5 million in 2011 and ’12.
Also going to Arizona in the deal are left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin, right-hander Rafael Rodriguez and a player to be named later.
Interesting. And, the Yankees couldn’t/didn’t want to make an offer better than what the Angels gave up here? Then again, maybe New York just felt like they could live without Haren this season?