October 15, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Carlos Marmol (49) pitches the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Miami Marlins sign Carlos Marmol


It appears Carlos Marmol has a new home.

The former disregarded Chicago Cubs closer who, at least for a period, would have been unable to throw a baseball into the ocean has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins, this according to ESPN Deportes.

The deal will reportedly pay Marmol $1.25 million dollars.

Source: #Marlins, reliever Carlos Marmol agree on 1 year/ $1,25 million contract. http://ESPNdeportes.com  > http://es.pn/1l1Int6

It’s not known what type of role the Marlins envision for Marmol, be it pitching in the seventh inning or even going as far to put him in a setup or potential closing role.

Marmol, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Chicago Cubs last season was actually very serviceable during his tenure in Southern California. Granted, the sample size wasn’t huge (21 innings), but Marmol finished his time with the Dodgers by posting a 2.53 ERA, holding opposing batters to a very solid 1.87 average. Of course, hits weren’t as much of a problem for Marmol as walks were as the reliever struggled heavily with his control.

Regardless, for a million bucks, the Marlins could do much worse.

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