Cubs deal Marmol to Dodgers for RHP Guerrier
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Adding to their haul for the day, the Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol and international signing bonus money (slot number four). Guerrier is expected to report to the Cubs later this week.
In 10 seasons with the Twins and Dodgers, Guerrier, 34, has gone 25-33 with 112 holds, six saves and a 3.54 ERA in 513 major league appearances, all but three in relief. He went 2-3 with three holds and a 4.80 ERA in 34 relief outings with Los Angeles this season before being designated for assignment on Sunday.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound pitcher broke into the majors with the Twins in 2004 and had a breakout campaign in 2007 when he went 2-4 with 14 holds and a 2.35 ERA in 73 appearances. He signed a three-year contract with the Dodgers prior to the 2011 season.
Marmol, 30, went 2-4 with two saves and a 5.86 ERA in 31 relief appearances this season before being designated for assignment on June 25. He struck out 32 and walked 21 batters in 27.2 innings pitched, an average of 10.4 strikeouts and 6.8 walks per nine innings.
The right-hander originally signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on July 3, 1999. Though he signed as a catcher, Marmol converted to a pitcher prior to the 2003 season and made his big league debut in 2006. He holds the franchise mark with 82 career holds and was a National League All-Star in 2008 as a set-up man. He became the closer in late 2009 and compiled 117 saves, third most in team history. Overall, he went 23-32 with a 3.50 ERA in 483 appearances with the Cubs.