Dodgers give Harang two-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers made it official with handed starter to a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2014.

Although financial details were not released, the pact is believed to be worth $12 million.

Harang enjoyed a terrific bounce-back season last year with the San Diego Padres, going 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 28 starts. He had won just 18 games in his three previous seasons with the Reds, including a 17-loss campaign in 2008.

"Aaron gives us added depth and another veteran arm to add to our starting rotation," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He had a solid year with the Padres last season and his addition gives us an experienced one through five heading into spring training."

A sixth-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers back in 1999, Harang broke into the majors in 2002 with the Oakland Athletics. For his career he is 95-94 with a 4.25 ERA in 268 games (262 starts) for the A's, Reds and Padres.

Harang's signing continues a very active offseason for the Dodgers, who are currently up for sale, but have already locked up outfielder Matt Kemp to a long-term extension, signed catcher Matt Treanor, infielders Jerry Hairston Jr., Adam Kennedy and Mark Ellis, and left-handed starter Chris Capuano.

The 33-year-old Harang gives the Dodgers a formidable rotation that is headed by NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly and Capuano are also part of the staff.