ANAHEIM -- The Angels are wasting no time introducing their new ace, Dan Haren. Manager Mike Scioscia has shuffled his rotation and will start Haren, newly acquired from Arizona, Monday night against the Red Sox, an Angels spokesman confirmed.
Haren, who pitched three seasons for Oakland, is 2-4 with a 3.14 ERA in seven starts against the Red Sox. He faced them just over five weeks ago when the Diamondbacks visited Fenway Park, taking the loss in an 8-5 Sox win. The right-hander went 5 2/3 innings in that game, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks. David Ortiz hit a two-run home run to dead center against Haren, who has allowed 23 homers this season and 161 hits, most in the NL, but also was leading the league in whiffs with 141.