Cubs Talking Extension with Grabow

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have begun talking with John Grabow about a two-year extension. Grabow will become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Cubs see John Grabow as the primary left-handed setup man to Carlos Marmol next year. Lou Piniella indicated on Monday that Carlos Marmol would be the team’s closer next season.

John Grabow came over from the Pirates along with Tom Gorzelanny for Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio and Josh Harrison before the trade deadline. Grabow has done a good job for the Cubs and says he likes Chicago.

John Grabow signed a one-year deal with the Pirates, his last arbitration year, worth $2.3 million in January.

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