A woman in Carlos Marmal's native Dominican Republic has accused the Chicago Cubs' reliever of abusing her. Marmol has denied the allegations and filed a counter claim against her. Marmol has not yet been charged with a crime.
The Chicago Tribune relayed the story from ListinDiario.com. Marmol and his attorney, Nelson Pimentel say that the woman in question has tried to blackmail and extort Marmol.
“Carlos Marmol is totally innocent of the things he is accused of. They never occurred. She is only trying to get money out of Carlos Marmol,” Pimentel said. “It is very important for us to say the legal case against him is not true.”
Marmol has struggled in his time with the Cubs. He was given the closer role, but he has not been able to find consistent success. Last season, Marmol posted a 3.42 ERA which was an improvement over his 4.01 ERA. The problem, though, has been the blown saves. Marmol has made a habit of costing the Cubs' games.
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The team appeared to be fed up with him when they worked out a deal to trade Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for Dan Haren last year. The deal fell through, but it proved Chicago may not have faith in their 30 year old closer anymore.
While Marmol has not been charged with anything as of yet, if the story unfold badly for Marmol, he could be charged with assault. The woman making the allegations, of course, would have to show reason for the authorities to believe Marmol did anything. If he is arrested, Marmol could miss the start of spring training.
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