Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren throws to the plate in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Alex Gallardo
October 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren on Thursday exercised his $10 million player option for next season.

The right-hander was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers.

Last month, Haren activated the option guaranteeing the big payday by going seven innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants, who won the World Series.

''I've pitched good enough to deserve that,'' he said at the time. ''It's a ton of money.''

At that point in September, he wasn't sure whether he would return next year.

Last week, the 34-year-old pitcher had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. The team said he is expected to be ready by spring training.

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