Haren, Dodgers OK one-year deal
• Right-hander Dan Haren agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers on Monday, adding another veteran arm to Los Angeles’ deep rotation.
The deal includes $3 million in performance bonuses and a $10 million vesting option for 2015.
Haren returns to his native Southern California after spending last season in Washington, going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA and a strong finish to the season. The 11-year veteran spent the previous three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, going 33-27.
• The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson. Decker hit .286 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 105 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He also went 4-for-26 with a homer and two RBI in 13 games with the Padres. Mikolas went 4-2 with 26 saves for Tucson this year and made two scoreless appearances for San Diego. Dickerson was selected the Eastern League Rookie of the Year after hitting .288 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI with Double-A Altoona.
• Seattle Mariners president Chuck Armstrong says he will retire after spending 28 of the past 30 seasons in that position with the ballclub. The team announced Armstrong’s intentions on Monday afternoon. He will retire effective Jan. 31 and the club says it’s beginning the process of finding a successor and starting that transition. Armstrong, 71, joined the franchise as team president in 1983 and outside of a two-year stint in the early 1990s has been with the club in that role since. Armstrong says he wants to spend more time with his family and some recent deaths of friends helped “crystallize my decision.” Armstrong was instrumental in getting Safeco Field built, a move that helped solidify the team in Seattle, but Mariners’ management has come under criticism after going the last 12 seasons without reaching the playoffs.
Former NHLers file suit against league
• Ten former NHL players, including All-Star defenseman Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit seeks damages and court-approved, NHL-sponsored medical monitoring for the players’ brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL careers. It was filed in federal court in Washington on behalf of players who retired on or before February 14 of this year and have suffered such injuries.
• The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Jeff Carter and moved goaltender Jonathan Quick to the injured list. The Kings made the moves Monday before their game at Vancouver. Carter hasn’t played since Oct. 30, missing 10 games with a foot injury. He was the Western Conference’s top goal-scorer last season. He has five goals and four assists in 14 games this season. Quick is expected to be out until late December.
• The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve, activated defenseman Dalton Prout off injured reserve and added forward Sean Collins on emergency recall from their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Dubinsky has five goals and 10 assists in 21 games with the Blue Jackets. He has missed the past two games with a lower-body injury. Prout had missed the past six games with a strained back. He had one assist and 12 penalty minutes in 13 games this season and has one goal and seven assists in 46 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets.
— From wire reports