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Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb. Born: October 14, 1982 in Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, DR
Signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1999. Contract Status: Signed thru 2013, Signed 3 year,$20 million deal prior to 2011 with Cubs.
Carlos Marmol was signed by the Chicago Cubs as a free agent in 1999. He originally began his career as a catcher/outfielder in the Cubs system. In 2001 as an 18 year-old in the Arizona Rookie League, Marmol hit .295 with 11 doubles in 142 plate appearances. He also began the 2002 season in Mesa before moving up to Class-A Lansing. There, Marmol hit .149 in just 15 games until the Cubs sent him back to Arizona to become a pitcher. The right-handed power hurler moved his way up through the Cubs chain, used almost exclusively as a starting pitcher. He made his Major League debut on June 4, 2006. That season, Marmol pitched in 19 games, including 13 starts, and labored with a 5-7 record and a 6.08 ERA. After beginning the 2007 season with Triple-A Iowa, Marmol was called up to the Cubs and converted into a reliever. The man with the nastiest slider in the National League was dominant in '07, posting a miniscule 1.43 ERA with a 12.5 K/9 in 59 relief appearances. In 2008, he was very good once again in setting up Kerry Wood and was named a NL All-Star. Once again in '09, he setup Kevin Gregg at the start of the season. With Gregg struggling, Marmol was annointed as Cubs closer and finished the season with 15 saves. 2010 was another dominant year for the Dominican Republic native, earning 38 saves with a 2.55 ERA. In the process, he recorded a career-best 16 K/9, which led the ML. The Cubs locked up Marmol before the 2011 season as their closer through 2013. He was up-and-down in 2011. Marmol notched 34 saves with a 4.01 ERA and 12 K/9 frames. He'll be the Cubs main guy again in 2012.
Awards: NL All-Star 2008