Found July 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs, they designated him for assignment immediately.  Most thought Marmol would not accept that designation and would become a free agent.  Instead, he accepted it.  Now, he's back on the 25-man roster.  Unfortunately, it is courtesy of an injury. And there he is. Carlos Marmol in #Dodgers clubhouse. — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 23, 2013 Marmol was called up to replace Jose Dominguez on the roster.  Dominguez was placed on the DL because of a strained left quadriceps muscle.  Dominguez will miss at least 15 days, but it could be longer depending on how well he responds to treatment and rehab.  That means Dodgers fans can look forward to at least two weeks of Marmol. Marmol struggled in his role as a closer for the Cubs.  To be fair, he often had success when placed in different relief roles.  That has not been the case since his trade and ultimate designation with Los Angeles.  In the minors, Marmol made three appearances with Los Angeles' Single-A affiliate and posted a 6.00 ERA.  However, in two appearances with their Double-A affiliate prior to his call-up, Marmol did not allow a run.  Overall, he has posted a 3.60 ERA in the minors this season. Dominguez, on the other hand, made his Major League debut this season.  He has appeared in nine games and has a 2.16 ERA.  The Dodgers think he can be a gap-bridger in the bullpen as long as he can maintain this early success he's shown. Marmol made his Dodgers' debut last night.  He pitched 1 2/3 innings and struggled like many fans expected him to.  Marmol allowed three runs on four hits and a walk.  Yet, Los Angeles somehow still managed to win.  It will be interesting to see how long the Dodgers can endure this if Marmol does not immediately turn things around. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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