Marlins, Carlos Marmol agree to terms
The Marlins and Carlos Marmol have come to terms on a contract for 2014, reports our own Jon Heyman.
Marmol, 31, is coming off a 2013 season in which he pitched to a 4.41 ERA, 87 ERA+ and 1.48 K/BB ratio in 49 innings for the Cubs and Dodgers. For his career, Marmol owns a 125 ERA+ across parts of eight major-league seasons. Marmol is still capable of effectiveness in spurts, but control has always been a concern. As well, his stuff has diminished in recent seasons, and he hasn't had a standout year since 2010.
Steve Cishek projects as Miami's closer for 2014, but Marmol, with 117 career saves, offers some experience in the role should circumstances necessitate the need for a fallback.
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