Source: Carlos Marmol Mulling Offers From MLB, Asia

UPDATE: Carlos Marmol is currently talking to a couple of teams from the NL West and a team from the AL East, according to a source familiar with the situation. However, the source adds that the teams that he is in contact with are not known.

FEBRUARY 24TH, 11:12 PM ET: Free-agent right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol has received several minor-league offers, but none of have yet to include an invitation to big league spring training, according to a source. The source adds that if he does not get an invitation to big league camp, he will likely head to Asia, where he also has offers waiting for him, there. First reported by Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors and later confirmed by a source, Marmol has switched agents and is now represented by Charles Hairston of Culture39. Murray also reports that he prefers to sign with a team that could contend in October.

The 32-year-old right-hander last pitched for the Miami Marlins during the 2014 season, where he compiled a 0-3 record, along with a 8.10 ERA, 48 ERA+ and a 6.43 FIP, in 13 and 1/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen over 15 appearances in the major leagues.

On May 19th, Marmol was released by the Marlins, which followed with him signing a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds only nine days later. After pitching in three games for the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate at Louisville, where he had a 0-1 record, along with a 7.36 ERA, in three and 2/3 innings pitched, he left the team unexpectedly and was placed on the team’s restricted list, where he would receive no pay until he returned. He would not return the rest of the season, citing that he needed to take a “mental break.” The Reds subsequently released him following the season’s end.

Over his nine-year major-league career, Marmol has pitched for the Chicago Cubs (2006-13), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013) and the Miami Marlins (2014). He has a career record of 23-35, along with a 3.57 ERA, 121 ERA+ and a 3.96 FIP, in 577 innings pitched over 519 games, which includes 13 starts he made back in his rookie season in 2006 with the Cubs.

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