Cubs Sign Marmol to 3-year Deal - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Cubs Sign Marmol to 3-year Deal

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Closer Carlos Marmol has signed a three-year, $20 million contract with the Chicago Cubs and avoided salary arbitration.

The Cubs announced the deal Monday after their first workout for pitchers and catchers. Marmol will have a salary of $3.2 million this season, $7 million in 2012 and $9.8 million in 2013.

Marmol had 38 saves with a 2-3 record and 2.55 ERA last season. He had asked for $5.65 million in arbitration while the Cubs countered with an offer of $4.1 million.

The 28-year-old Marmol took over the closer's role in August 2009 and has converted 49 of 54 save chances since then.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by Frankly