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MLB Injury News:
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’
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
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