Carlos Marmol RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Sox sign former All-Star reliever Carlos Marmol

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Carlos Marmol, a one-time All-Star reliever who hasn’t pitched regularly in the majors since 2013, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox that includes an invitation to spring training. Marmol last pitched in the big leagues for the Marlins in 2014, posting an 8.10 ERA..." February 17

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    Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

    Carlos Marmol being checked out by #Marlins training staff. Looks like he may have tweaked his hamstring on ball four. He's coming out

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    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Teams watching Carlos Marmol, currently pitching with Tigres del Licey. Good chance he signs this month; has discussed MLB deal w/ 3 teams.

  • Marmol placed on waivers

    ESPN "Immediately after acquiring him from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed reliever Carlos Marmol on outright waivers, with the intention of sending him to the minor leagues, sources told Dodgers officials declined comment on Marmol's status. But according to..." July 03

  • Dodgers close to acquiring cubs reliever Carlos Marmol

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs are closing in on a trade that would send Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to two sources. Marmol was designated for assignment on June 25, giving the Cubs a 10-day period to trade him or give him his unconditional release. He has a limited no-trade clause..." July 01

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    Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

    Marmol DFA. Stewart released.

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Sveum on whether there's a scenario Marm could be closer again: "I hope not."

  • Facing uncertain future, Marmol wants to stay part of Cubs-Sox rivalry

    CSN Chicago "Carlos Marmol noticed the empty seats on Memorial Day at U.S. Cellular Field and thought the fans were very quiet, the atmosphere not like what it used to be for the Cubs-Sox rivalry. But that didn’t mean Marmol went unnoticed out in the right-field bullpen. He smiled while recalling what he..." May 29

  • Marmol denies he wants to get traded from Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Carlos Marmol found himself in the middle of another perfect Internet storm, denying a report that he wants out of Chicago. The Cubs had their version of Spygate on Wednesday, when Marmol met with his agent, Paul Kinzer, in the lobby of his apartment building. A fan eavesdropped on the..." May 16

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Sveum caves and finally names Gregg closer. Fujikawa will work as a setup guy when he comes off DL.

  • Boo-birds don't bother Cubs' Marmol

    Chicago Tribune "The boos began to cascade from the upper levels of Wrigley Field during player introductions when Carlos Marmol's name was announced. The negative reaction intensified when Marmol was summoned to the mound in the eighth inning with the Cubs trailing the Brewers 7-2. When Ryan Braun lined a..." April 09

  • Another Marmol meltdown forces Cubs to look at other options

    CSN Chicago "The ominous tomahawk-chopping noise surrounded Carlos Marmol, the perfect soundtrack for a closer on edge. Cubs fans light up Twitter with their votes of zero confidence while the coaching staff doesn’t know – or won’t say – what’s wrong. Marmol walked back to the dugout alone on Saturday night..." April 07

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    Paul Sullivan @

    Fuji is new closer. Marmol out.

  • Cubs win, in spite of Marmol

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Marmol's high-wire act obviously is wearing thin on fans. But fortunately for Marmol, the only opinion that really matters belongs to manager Dale Sveum, whose faith in his embattled closer was tested once again Thursday in a hair-pulling 3-2 win over the Pirates. Marmol gave up two..." April 04

  • Bosio comes to Marmol's defense

    ESPN "Add Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio to the list of team personnel who still believe Carlos Marmol should be closing games -- at least for now. "It's the first game of the season," he said before the Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. "I think it's magnified by the..." April 03

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    Carrie Muskat @

    Cubs Sveum on Marmol: "He's still the closer. I'm not making any changes or anything like that, he just didn't have it today."

  • Cubs won’t trade Carlos Marmol soon, but it’s coming sometime

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs closer Carlos Marmol isn’t going anywhere in the next few weeks, despite the latest breathless report this past week suggesting he’ll be traded before the season starts. But that doesn’t mean the Cubs don’t have designs on moving him this summer once he presumably re-establishes some trade..." March 09

  • Marmol struggles in 25-pitch inning

    ESPN "With trade rumors swirling and several teams looking for closers, Carlos Marmol wasn't exactly impressive on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. He gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning which was extended because of an error at third base and was pulled mid-inning. "He was at 25 pitches,"..." March 07

  • Tigers may have interest in Marmol

    Chicago Tribune "The Tigers are having a change of heart about needing a proven closer to replace Jose Valverde. That has generated speculation about the Cubs making Carlos Marmol available but the teams have not talked and there is no indication that Marmol is high on the Tigers’ list of alternatives, despite..." March 06

  • Tigers taking a 'hard look' at Carlos Marmol

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol will most likely be pitching for another team before Opening Day. Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are taking a hard look at the reliever, according to league sources, with the regular season just three weeks away. Detroit is going with 22-year-old..." March 05

  • Looking at Fujikawa, Marmol and where the Cubs go from here

    CSN Chicago "Kyuji Fujikawa and Carlos Marmol have lockers at opposite ends of the clubhouse. But the Cubs see them working side-by-side in the eighth and ninth innings, at least for the next few months. The Cubs changed the formula during Thursday’s 5-3 win over Oakland at HoHoKam Stadium. It went Marmol..." March 01

  • Sveum: Marmol learned from last year

    ESPN "There is still no word on whether closer Carlos Marmol will have to leave Chicago Cubs camp for his native Dominican Republic to deal with accusations of domestic abuse. Manager Dale Sveum doesn't believe the situation has bothered Marmol, who has said he is innocent. "He hasn't shown it..." February 19

  • Marmol hopes to be Cub in '13 and beyond

    ESPN "Entering the final year of his contract, closer Carlos Marmol hopes he stays with the Chicago Cubs this season and beyond. The 30-year-old Marmol, who is in the final season of a three-year, $21 million contract, is dealing with a pending court case in which he has been accused of domestic..." February 14

  • Marmol says he's innocent victim of extortion attempt

    Chicago Tribune "Morning rain showers dampened the mood a bit Monday as Cubs pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park for the opening day of spring training. But closer Carlos Marmol arrived with a big grin on his face, ready to move on from a nightmarish offseason and keep his reputation intact in the face..." February 12

  • Atop Cubs' must-do list: Trade Soriano, Marmol

    Chicago Tribune "On the eve of their first workout of the spring, the Cubs suffered a setback. Carlos Marmol arrived. Another blow is sure to follow in a few days. Alfonso Soriano will walk in the door. Cubs President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer will tell you it was a productive offseason...." February 12

  • Marmol proclaims innocence in abuse case

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol said he was a victim of an extortion attempt by a 24-year-old Dominican woman who claims he kidnapped and abused her. “I didn’t do anything,” he said. “The stuff that she says is not true, and I proved it… It is about the money. The first thing, when they went..." February 11

  • Fujikawa hopes to make closer decision tough for Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Kyuji Fujikawa heard the question and didn’t need to wait for the translation: “I’m ready.” Fujikawa wants this after 12 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers, another historic team with a huge following and an ivy-covered stadium. The Cubs view him as their closer of the future, and the sense is..." February 09

  • Epstein: Cubs believe Marmol is innocent

    Chicago Tribune "After a judge in the Dominican Republic sent the domestic abuse case against Carlos Marmol to a higher court Friday, Cubs president Theo Epstein said he believes his closer will be exonerated. "We take any accusation of this nature seriously," Epstein told the Tribune. "All the information we..." February 09

  • Carlos Marmol’s case goes to higher court, but his side claims innocence

    Chicago Sun-Times "The domestic-assault case brought against Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol by a 24-year-old woman in his native Dominican Republic was kicked up to a higher court Friday, according to a report from that country. But it’s unclear whether that raises the stakes on the case, especially considering it..." February 09

  • Marmol denies assault accusation in Dominican Republic

    Chicago Tribune "A lawyer for Carlos Marmol said Thursday that the Cubs closer is innocent of an abuse accusation made by attorneys for a 24-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic. Miledys Mejia Cepeda filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against Marmol. Nelson Pimentel, Marmol's attorney, denied the..." February 01

  • Carlos Marmol accused of 'abuse' in Dominican Republic

    CBS Sports "According to a published report, Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol has been accused of "abuse" by a woman in the Dominican Republic. Marmol and his attorneys have filed a counter-complaint alleging blackmail and extortion on the part of the accuser., cited as the original source by..." January 31

  • Cubs reiterate Marmol closer — for now

    Chicago Tribune "Spring training is still more than two months away, but the Cubs are already in the midst of a closer controversy. Carlos Marmol's agent, Paul Kinzer, said he expected to talk to President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer this week about his client, who apparently feels unwanted..." December 05

  • Marmol misstep caps Cubs' tough week

    Chicago Tribune "It was quite a bad week for the Cubs, even by their standards. Top prospect Javier Baez suffered a thumb injury in the Arizona Fall League while allegedly high-fiving a teammate, ending his season prematurely. Arizona State pulled out of talks to share the Cubs' new spring training complex,..." November 04

  • Angels decline Dan Haren's option after Cubs trade falls through; pitcher now a free agent

    Los Angeles Times "After a trade with the Chicago Cubs fell through, the Angels declined Dan Haren's $15.5-million option and bought it out for $3.5 million Friday night, making the veteran right-hander a free agent. Haren, slowed by lower-back tightness in the first half of the season, finished with a 12-13..." November 03

  • No deal: Cubs pull plug on Carlos Marmol for Dan Haren swap

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs worked Friday night on getting a significant jump on filling their off-season needs but eventually pulled the plug on a would-be trade of closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for starting pitcher Dan Haren. An agreement was close enough that Marmol was asked to waive his..." November 03

  • Reported Cubs' trade of Marmol for Haren is off

    Chicago Tribune "The rumored trade of closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Dan Haren is off, a team source said late Friday. Marmol reportedly told a Dominican reporter he had been dealt, starting a Twitter uprising that led to several confirmations a deal was done. Marmol is due..." November 02

  • Cubs' Marmol reports trade to Angels for Haren

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs declined to confirm multiples reports they've traded closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Dan Haren. Marmol reportedly told a Dominican reporter he had been dealt. Marmol is due $9.8 million in the last year of a three-year, $20 million deal while Haren..." November 02

  • Marmol lets 1 get away

    Chicago Tribune "The surest thing the Cubs have had going for them the last few weeks, short man Carlos Marmol, finally yielded to the long ball. After a career-high 19 straight saves, Marmol let one get away in the ninth inning Saturday against the Cardinals when Carlos Beltran hit a one-out fastball over the..." September 23

  • Sveum expects Marmol to be Cubs' closer next year

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Marmol has been on the Cubs longer than any other pitcher, turns 30 in October and will earn $9.8 million next season. Despite those obstacles, manager Dale Sveum said Marmol is considered part of the future and should be back in 2013. "I don't see why not right now," Sveum said...." August 14

  • Sveum gives Marmol vote of confidence for next season

    CSN Chicago "You're still here? Carlos Marmol has heard that one before, and his general reaction to these things is to smile, shake his head and shrug his shoulders. He doesn't want to leave after spending almost half his life in the Cubs organization. He considers Chicago to be a second home after his..." August 14

  • Carlos Marmol, Alfonso Soriano could be Cubs' trade bait in August

    Chicago Sun-Times "Carlos Marmol looked up from his iPad screen, noticed the inquisitive expression and grinned. ''What, you surprised I'm still here?'' he said. Sitting at his locker in the Cubs' clubhouse 19 hours after the non-waiver trade deadline? Yeah, maybe a little. ''I didn't even think about..." August 03

  • Cubs manager Dale Sveum not rough on Carlos Marmol

    Chicago Sun-Times "A homer, three consecutive walks — two on nine combined pitches — and a two-run hit before the second out of the ninth inning? It may have looked like a here-we-go-again inning of regression for Cubs closer Carlos Marmol. But manager Dale Sveum, who demoted Marmol for similar work earlier this..." July 08

  • Carlos Marmol regains belief role for Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "If Carlos Marmol can be effective again as the Cubs' closer, it will have a ripple effect on the bullpen. ''You have a guy who's done it before, and you get him on track again to throw strikes; that's all you want,'' manager Dale Sveum said. In the process, James Russell, Shawn Camp and..." June 17

  • Carlos Marmol hasn't regained Dale Sveum's total confidence

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former closer Carlos Marmol has tossed three scoreless innings in his last three appearances since returning from the 15-day disabled list Monday. He has done so in impressive fashion, with no hits, two walks and four strikeouts. So Cubs manager Dale Sveum must be at least entertaining the..." June 04

  • Marmol back from rehab stint; Dolis demoted

    Chicago Tribune "The mentor is back, and the student is gone: The Chicago Cubs brought Carlos Marmol back from his minor league rehab stint, sending rookie Rafael Dolis down to Triple-A Iowa work on his control. Marmol mentored Dolis, who replaced him as the Cubs closer but eventually fell victim to the same..." May 29

  • Cubs demote Rafael Dolis to minors, activate Carlos Marmol

    CBS Sports "Sunday Rafael Dolis was demoted from the closer's role. Monday Dolis was demoted to the minor leagues by the Cubs, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune tweeted. With Carlos Marmol activated from the disabled list before Monday's game against the Padres. Marmol went on the DL on May 12 with a..." May 28

  • Ryan Dempster, Carlos Marmol, Geovany Soto among likeliest Cubs to be moved

    Chicago Sun-Times "As hard as it might be to recall, the Cubs were in first place on Aug. 7, 2009. Then Carlos Zambrano said he couldn't pitch, the bullpen lost to the Colorado Rockies that day, the Cubs fell six games back in a week and a half and they've been 49 games under .500 since that day. They've spent..." May 25

  • Cubs reliever Marmol throws simulated game

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Marmol passed the first test in his recovery from a strained hamstring, throwing a simulated game on Wednesday with Triple-A Iowa. Jamie Quirk, who is filling in as the Cubs' manager with Dale Sveum attending his son's high school graduation, said Marmol is expected to pitch in a game..." May 24

  • Carlos Marmol hopes to be ready May 27 after rehab stint

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Marmol said he will throw three to four innings on a brief rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa next week before returning from the disabled list. Marmol is due off the DL on May 27 and said he should be able to return to the Cubs. When or if he returns to the closer role is unknown. "I'll..." May 18

  • Casey Coleman recalled after Carlos Marmol put on DL

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs opted for versatility over their need for another left-hander in their bullpen when they recalled right-hander Casey Coleman from Class AAA Iowa after putting Carlos Marmol on the disabled list Saturday. Coleman, who was in the starting rotation at Iowa, joins the bullpen as a..." May 13