The Miami Marlins will designate Carlos Marmol for assignment on Sunday, effectively ending his time with the team.
The announcement came from manager Mike Redmond following Saturday's game in which Marmol allowed four runs in one inning of work. It was the third poor outing in Marmol's last four tries and took his E.R.A up to 8.10.
Marmol signed a one-year deal worth $1,250,000 in the off-season in the hopes of revitalizing his career. The volatile reliever had been the Chicago Cubs' closer for a number of years but consistently struggled with command. Last season, Marmol had a decent run with the Los Angeles Dodgers which likely played a big role in Miami's decision to take a flyer on him.
Taking on a player who had previous success but then faltered is a formula that has worked for the Marlins in the past. Todd Jones, Armando Benitez and Joe Borowski are just a few of the reclamation projects that were successful for the team. All were closers while Marmol had been working in more of a setup role.
The Marlins have not announced who will take Marmol's roster spot as of yet but long-term; it is likely that Dan Jennings will be the name. The left-hander was optioned to AAA last week due to a lack of roster spots when Jacob Turner was activated from the disabled list. Jennings has enjoyed a fine season and just needs to wait the requisite ten days by rule before returning to the team.