Found December 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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One of the most interested observers of the winter meetings was Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol. In November, the Cubs tried to trade Marmol to the Angels, but they backed out of a proposed deal because they didn't like the medical reports on Los Angeles pitcher Dan Haren. As the meetings ended, the Cubs were set to announce the signing of Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $9.5 million. The Cubs' company line in Nashville was: "Marmol is still our closer." That remains to be seen. Marmol has one year and $9.8 million left on his three-year deal. It's still possible the Cubs could move him before spring training. After a poor start to the 2012 season, when Marmol lost the ninth-inning role for a while, he came on in the second half and wound up with 20 saves. It's possible Marmol and Fujikawa could coexist in the same bullpen. In six years at Hanshin in Japan, Fujikawa, 32, had 202 saves and a microscopic WHIP o...
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