The Diamondbacks and right-hander Dan Haren have agreed to a $44.75 million contract extension that runs through 2012 and includes a club option for 2013, a deal that will be announced today at a 3 p.m. news conference at Chase Field.
The contract, which nullifies Harenís previous deal, is worth $41.25 million over the next four seasons and includes a $15.5 million option for 2013 with a $3.5 million buyout.
Haren will be paid $7.5 million in 2009, $8.25 million in í10, $12.75 million in í11 and $12.75 million in í12.
Harenís previous deal, which he signed with Oakland in September 2005, called for a salary of $5.5 million in 2009 with a $6.75 million option for 2010.
Haren has pitched well enough to be a Cy Young candidate in the National League, going 12-5 with a 2.75 ERA through 23 starts. He has the majorsí best strikeout to walk ratio and the fewest baserunners allowed per nine innings, and his ERA ranks sixth.
The Diamondbacks acquired him as the centerpiece of an eight-player trade with Oakland in December.