Marmol Out as Cubs Closer

According to reports from David Kaplan, Dale Sveum has informed Carlos Marmol he is no longer the closer for the Chicago Cubs. Marmol’s new role has not be defined yet according to Kaplan.

Sveum said that he considered removing Marmol from Thursday’s game in Cincinnati after the first two walks. Sveum told Kaplan he was still the closer at that point but after the third one, that was it.

According to reports, Rafael Dolis and James Russell will be used to close games based on matchups.

Carlos Marmol is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA and a 2.31 WHIP this season. In 8 2/3 innings he has walked 12 and struck out eight. The Cubs will continue to use Marmol as a reliever, to what extent is unknown at this point.

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