|June 17 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 CST12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Marmol allowed four runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's 4-3 loss at the New York Mets.
Analysis: The Cubs had used closer Kevin Gregg on four consecutive days and manager Dale Sveum turned to Marmol, who had been unseated as closer earlier this season.
|June 2 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 CST9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Marmol gave up the tiebreaking grand slam to Paul Goldschmidt in a 12-4 loss to Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: Marmol (2-3, 5.48 ERA) had given up only one run in his previous 9 1-3 innings pitched, but failed to deliver for the Cubs in the eighth on Saturday. He walked three and gave up two hits while recording one out. Marmol has allowed two runs or more in four of his 24 appearences this season and the four runs allowed to Arizona marked a season high.
|May 5 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 CST10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Cincinnati took advantage of another woeful outing by Marmol and rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. It was Marmol's 453rd relief appearance with the Cubs, snapping a tie with Lee Smith for the franchise record.
Analysis: Marmol walked two and hit a batter before he was pulled in the eighth inning. He was charged with three of the four runs in the frame and saw his ERA rise to 6.17. Marmol had a 10-inning scoreless streak before that game. He gave up a combined five runs in his first three appearances this season.
|Apr. 7 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 CST11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says Marmol is out as closer and rookie Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.
Analysis: Marmol blew a save opportunity in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves when brothers B.J. and Justin Upton hit solo homers in the ninth inning. Sveum made the decision before Sunday's game.
|Feb. 14 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 CST6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Marmol thought he was headed to the Los Angeles Angels, but he's still with the Cubs.
Analysis: That was three months ago, when the Cubs asked Marmol to waive his limited no-trade clause because they were close to finalizing a deal to acquire Dan Haren from the Angels. Marmol is still with the Cubs, and his status is still unclear. Marmol is entering the final year of a three-year, $9.8 million. The 2008 All-Star is certain to be trade bait for the rebuilding organization near the July 31 trade deadline if the Cubs are out of contention.