Marlins, Carlos Marmol agree to terms

Believe it or not, Carlos Marmol has an employer. (USATSI)
Believe it or not, Carlos Marmol has an employer. (USATSI)

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The Marlins and veteran reliever Carlos Marmol have come to terms on a contract for 2014, reports's Jon Heyman. According to Heyman's sources, the deal is a major-league contract. 

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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