According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Cleveland Indians are “in the process” of signing right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor-league deal.
Sources: #Indians in process of signing RHP Carlos Marmol to a minor-league deal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 8, 2015
Marmol, 32, last pitched for the Miami Marlins during the 2014 season, where he went 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA, in 13 and 1/3 innings pitching out of the bullpen in 15 appearances.
He was released by the Marlins last May, but signed a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds 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, before 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, with his agent Paul Kinzer stating via text message that he needed to take a “mental break.” The Reds subsequently released him at the end of the season.
Back in February shortly before Spring Training, Marmol was in talks with several teams including the possibility of pitching in Asia before talking with the Indians.
Carlos Marmol is considering offers in Asia, but prefers to sign with a contending MLB team, source tells http://t.co/CW4Qu7Efcp.
— Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayBBE) February 25, 2015
In his nine-year MLB career with the Cubs, Dodgers and Marlins, Marmol has a 3.57 ERA, 11.6 K/9 and 6.2 BB/9 over 577 innings.
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