From the Wire … Cubs Trade Carlos Marmol and Cash to Dodgers for RHP Matt Guerrier

The Cubs finalized the deal with the Dodgers on Tuesday and sent Carlos Marmol, cash and the no. 4 international signing bonus slot money to Los Angeles for RHP Matt Guerrier.

The Cubs will pay nearly $2 million of the remaining $5 million on Marmol’s contract and the Dodgers receive $209,000 in international slot money. The Sun-Times reported that the Cubs will get about $1 million in payroll relief on the Marmol deal at the end of the day.

Matt Guerrier is on the final season of the three-year, $12 million contract he signed in December of 2010. The Dodgers designed the 34-year old for assignment on Sunday after posting a 2-3 record in 34 games with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. In 30 innings, Guerrier allowed 16 earned runs on 32 hits with 21 strikeouts and 12 walks in 34 appearances. Guerrier is owed the remainder of a $4.75 million contract.

Matt Guerrier’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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  • raymondrobertkoenig

    Don’t like this deal.

    • Theboardrider

      It is what it is… Better than nothing which was likely an alternative.

      • DWalker

        aside from giving up slot money. I think thats the skunker on this. Doddgers get a cheap setup man who may or may not be ok as long as he is not in high pressure situations, and slot money; and all they give up is an aging hand they also DFA’d. Had no slot moeny been included it would have been a whatever trade of little likely consequence.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Why? Marmol stinks. Guerrier seems to stink a little less. Win win.

      • raymondrobertkoenig

        The Cubs could have let Marmol become a free agent, paid his salary and kept the international money.

  • chris

    Are we still in line to potentially sign OF Eloy Jimenez?? Or do we lose out on him because we gave away our number 4 slot?

    • Theboardrider

      I believe the money we got from the Baltimore deal may indicate we have a good shot at signing him. Could be the difference…

      • 07GreyDigger

        And the money from Houston.

    • mutantbeast

      the $ we got from Houston for Torreyes likely gives us the $ to sign Jiminez. Cubs slot allotment is now just over $5 million.