Found March 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Several teams are taking a “hard look” at Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, and Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago expects the right-hander to “most likely be pitching for another team before Opening Day.” Levine notes that the Detroit Tigers are specifically eyeing Marmol as a replacement option for current closer Bruce Rondon. The rookie has dealt with control issues – does that sound familiar? – and Detroit would reportedly like to add a more proven closer via trade. Marmol is set to earn $9.8million this year, and he can opt for free agency following the season. Chicago has no pressure to move the 30-year-old, according to Levine, but it appears they would not hesitate to do so in exchange for young pitching. If Marmol is traded, Kyuji Fujikawa – who was signed to a two-year deal this offseason – would likely step in as the Cubs’ closer. Marmol got off to a rough start last season, but he finished the year with a 3.42 ERA. His consistency is an issue, as he owns a career BB/9 of 6.0. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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