Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol isn’t likely to be traded before the start of the regular season. However, the team has told Marmol’s agent to expect a deal at some point this season, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of The Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago is expected to trade Marmol once he regains trade value this season and closer-in-waiting Kyuji Fujikawa establishes himself in the big leagues, according to Wittenmyer. Marmol is making $9.8 million in the final year of his contract. He owns limited no-trade rights, but he’s provided the Cubs with several teams he’d be willing to join. Marmol was an All-Star reliever in 2008 and maintained a 2.55 ERA while collecting 38 saves in 2010. However, he struggled with command last season, walking 7.3 batters per nine innings. Chicago is hoping he can get off to a quick start in order for his trade value to be increased. They will then be able to flip him in order to help expedite their rebuilding process. 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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