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Carlos Marmol: Designated For Assignment

Update: The Cubs designated Marmol for assignment Tuesday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Recommendation: Marmol gave up nine earned runs in 6.2 June innings and owns a 5.86 ERA for the season, so the Cubs decided to cut bait with their former closer on Tuesday. Marmol's bouts with wildness and bloated contract make him an uninspiring trade candidate, but it seems likely that some team with bullpen issues will take a chance on him, granted the Cubs pick up his salary.

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