Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dominican pitcher Marmol continues erratic play

Dominican pitcher Carlos Marmol has had an up and down career. He started as a young kid out of the Dominican Republic that was a promising hitter. The Cubs finally convinced him to try pitching, and he turned into a top notch closer. In 2010 he set a record for strikeouts per nine innings and saving 38 out of 43 games.

Last year, he had 10 blown saves. And this season his ERA has ballooned over 5.00 and he lost his closer job. The conditions are there for Dominican pitcher Marmol to regain his closer job.

Kerry Wood has a bad elbow, and the other options in the Cubs bull pen are young and inexperienced. If Marmol can put together a few good outings, the Cubs may just give him a shot to close again.
Dominican pitcher Carlos Marmol, photo by Phil Roeder on Flickr

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