Carlos Mármol

Carlos Agustín Mármol (born October 14, 1982) is a Dominican former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami Marlins. Carlos owns Recta 49, a successful restaurant/car wash in the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Mármol
Carlos Mármol Warmup
Mármol With the Chicago Cubs
Born: October 14, 1982 (age 36)
Bonao, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 2006, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
May 10, 2014, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record23–35
Earned run average3.57
Career highlights and awards
Carlos Mármol Sidearm
Carlos Mármol pitching for the Chicago Cubs in 2009.
Carlos Mármol Pitching 2009

Professional career

Minor leagues

Mármol was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent on July 3, 1999 as a catcher/outfielder. In his last season as a hitter, in 2002, he batted .258 with a .271 OBP for the Arizona League Cubs in the Rookie League, and .149 with a .167 OBP for the Lansing Lugnuts in the Midwest League.

After batting .273 in 14 minor league games, Mármol converted to become a pitcher. He went 26–19 with a 3.41 ERA before being added to the 40-man roster in November 2005.[1]

Chicago Cubs


Mármol made his Major League debut on June 4, 2006, against the St. Louis Cardinals in a relief appearance. He pitched two scoreless innings and gave up one hit while striking out three.

After Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood was placed on the disabled list for the second time of the season, Mármol was called on to make a spot start. He was one of seven rookies to make a start for the 2006 Cubs. On June 11, against the Cincinnati Reds, in his first Major League start he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out seven, to earn the win.

He went on to make 19 appearances and 13 starts in the 2006 season with a 5-7 record. He posted a 6.08 ERA in 77 innings, and walked 6.9 batters per 9 innings.


Mármol returned to the Major Leagues in 2007 as a relief pitcher for the Cubs. Due to an injury to closer Ryan Dempster, Mármol was called upon to pitch in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies on June 27, 2007.[2] He pitched a scoreless frame, recording two strikeouts, for his first Major League save.

In his second season, he flourished in the bullpen as a setup man and finished the season with a stellar ERA of 1.43 and struck out 96 batters in 69.1 innings. His ERA was good enough for third in the Major Leagues among relievers, behind only Seattle Mariners closer J. J. Putz and Los Angeles Dodgers closer Takashi Saito. He received one 10th place vote and came in 26th in the MVP award voting.


Entering the 2008 season, Mármol was in a tight battle for the closer spot that was now vacant with former closer Dempster having moved to the starting rotation. He competed with Kerry Wood and Bob Howry for the spot, and while both he and Wood had solid numbers in the spring, manager Lou Piniella opted for the veteran Wood to close and kept Mármol in the setup role he excelled at in 2007. With Wood suffering from a blister, Mármol was selected to replace him at the All-Star Game, and pitched a scoreless 13th inning of relief in an eventual 15-inning National League loss.


Mármol competed with Kevin Gregg for the closer's role in 2009 after the departure of Wood before the 2009 MLB season, but lost the role to Gregg.[3]

In spring training in 2009 he led all pitchers in hit batsmen, with 5 (in 10.1 innings).[4] As of August 18, 2009, he was leading all NL pitchers in hbp in the regular season, with 11 (in 56.1 innings), and his 52 walks averaged over 8 walks per 9 innings.

However, after a series of disappointing appearances by Gregg in August, and after Gregg allowed 12 homers in ​56 13 innings (the most in the majors for a reliever), Piniella announced on August 18 that Mármol would replace Gregg as closer.[5]


Mármol won the DHL Delivery Man Award for the month of September 2010.[6] He finished the 2010 campaign with 16.0 strikeouts averaged per nine innings (138 in ​77 23 innings), breaking the record for highest K/9 ratio by a pitcher with at least 50 innings pitched, previously held by Éric Gagné's 14.9 mark over his 2003 season. His 138 K's are a franchise record for a relief pitcher.


In 2011, Mármol led the National League and tied for the Major League lead in blown saves (with Jordan Walden) with 10.[7]


On June 25, 2013, Marmol was designated for assignment by the Cubs after recording a 5.86 ERA in 31 appearances during the season.[8]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On July 2, 2013, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for reliever Matt Guerrier.[9] The Dodgers promptly outrighted him to the minor leagues, where he made 3 appearances for Class A Rancho Cucamonga and 2 for AA Chattanooga. The Dodgers recalled him to the Majors on July 23. In 21 appearances for the Dodgers he had an ERA of 2.53.

Miami Marlins

On February 6, 2014, Marmol agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $1.25 million.[10] He was designated for assignment on May 11, 2014.[11] On May 19, the Marlins officially released Marmol.[12]

Cincinnati Reds

On May 27, 2014, Mármol signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds.[13] He was released on November 17, 2014, after only pitching in 3 games in Louisville.[14]

Cleveland Indians

On May 8, 2015, Mármol signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.[15][16]

Boston Red Sox

On February 16, 2016, Mármol signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, with an invitation to spring training.[17] On March 28, 2016, Mármol was released by the Red Sox.[18]

International career

He has played in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic.

Pitching style

Mármol is known for two quality pitches, a four-seam fastball (91–94 mph, although when he was younger this was often several mph faster), and a sweeping slider (81–84).[19] When Mármol pitched well, he became nearly unhittable, as evidenced by career rates of 5.7 hits and 11.7 strikeouts per 9 innings. However, Mármol has also at times been plagued by serious control problems. In 2009, he was third in the entire National League in hit batsmen (12) despite only pitching 74 innings. He had also walked more batters than he has allowed hits in his career.[20] Mármol's control issues and an over-reliance on his slider — despite manager Dale Sveum's advice to throw his fastball more often — led to Sveum removing him from the closer role in May 2012.[21]


  1. ^ "Carlos Mármol Biography". Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  2. ^ RICK GANO, AP Sports Writer Jun 27, 7:04 pm EDT (2005-06-02). "Gano, Rick, "Chi Cubs 6, Colorado 4", Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on August 17, 2007". Retrieved 2010-10-05.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Kevin Gregg Beats Out Carlos Marmol as Closer,, March 29, 2009". Sports Illustrated. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  4. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats — Sortable Statistics | Stats". Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  5. ^ "ESPN, August 18, 2009". 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  6. ^ Stephens, Bailey (2010-10-04). "Cubs' Marmol earns Delivery Man Award | News". Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  7. ^ "2011 Major League Leaders in Save Opportunities". Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  8. ^ Muskat, Carrie (June 20, 2013). "Citing distraction, decline, Cubs designate Marmol". Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Carlos Marmol dealt to Dodgers". Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  10. ^ Rojas, Enrique (February 6, 2014). "Source: Carlos Marmol to Marlins". Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Marlins call up RHP Rodriguez; designate Marmol". Associated Press. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Suspended Miguel Tejada signs with Marlins". Associated Press. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. The Marlins also released veteran reliever Carlos Marmol on Monday.
  13. ^ Sheldon, Mark (May 27, 2014). "Reds agree to terms with Marmol". Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  14. ^ Nowak, Joey (November 17, 2014). "Reds release righty reliever Marmol". Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  15. ^ "Indians sign former star closer Marmol to minor league deal". Associated Press. May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  16. ^ Bastian, Jordon (May 8, 2015). "Indians sign veteran Marmol to Minors deal". Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  17. ^ "Red Sox sign Carlos Mármol". NESN. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  18. ^ "Red Sox release Carlos Mármol". NESN. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  19. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Carlos Marmol". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  20. ^ "Carlos Marmol Statistics and History -". Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  21. ^ Ginnetti, Tony (May 4, 2012). "Carlos Marmol out of closer role as Dale Sveum turns to committee". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

External links

1999 Chicago Cubs season

The 1999 Chicago Cubs season was the 128th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 124th in the National League and the 84th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth and last in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.

2006 Chicago Cubs season

The 2006 Chicago Cubs season was the 135th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 131st in the National League and the 91st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished with a record of 66–96 in last place of the National League Central Division. Chicago was managed by Dusty Baker.

2007 National League Division Series

The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2007 National League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and ended on Saturday, October 6, with the champions of the three NL divisions and one wild card team participating in two best-of-five series. They were:

(1) Arizona Diamondbacks (Western Division champions, 90–72) vs. (3) Chicago Cubs (Central Division champions, 85–77): Diamondbacks win series, 3–0.

(2) Philadelphia Phillies (Eastern Division champions, 89–73) vs. (4) Colorado Rockies (Wild Card qualifier, 90–73): Rockies win series, 3–0.Colorado earned the wild card after winning a one-game playoff with San Diego. Although the division winner with the best record normally plays the wild card team, the Diamondbacks played the Cubs, rather than the wild card Rockies, because the league did not pair teams from the same division against each other in the division series.

Both series represented the first time the opponents had met in the postseason, and the Rockies' victory was their first in any postseason series. The Diamondbacks and the Rockies met in the NL Championship Series, with the Rockies becoming the National League champion and going on to face the American League champion in the 2007 World Series. This was the first time under the expanded playoffs format first used in 1995 that two teams from the National League's Western Division had played against one another in the NLCS.

2008 Caribbean Series

The fiftieth edition of the Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was played in 2008. It was held from February 2 through February 7, featuring the champions teams from Mexico, Yaquis de Obregón; Venezuela, Tigres de Aragua, and two teams from Dominican Republic: Águilas Cibaeñas [1] and Tigres del Licey [2]. The format consisted of 12 games, each team facing the other teams twice, and was played at Estadio Cibao, home of the Águilas. Licey finished second in the Dominican League, but made the Series due to the cancellation of the Puerto Rican League season due to financial problems. It was the first Series fully held in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros and the first round-robin of its kind to feature two teams from the Dominican Republic.

2008 Chicago Cubs season

The 2008 Chicago Cubs season was the 137th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 133rd in the National League and the 93rd at Wrigley Field. The season began at home on March 31 against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs were champions of the National League Central Division for the second year in a row, accumulating 97 regular season wins—the most since 1945. It was the first time since 1908 that the Cubs made postseason appearances in consecutive seasons.At the All-Star break in July, the Cubs led the NL Central and were tied with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the best record in the major leagues. They tied a National League record with eight players selected to the All-Star team.On September 20, the Cubs clinched the NL Central championship with a 5–4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite their regular season success, the team did not advance past the first round of the playoffs; they were swept 3–0 by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

Lou Piniella, in his second year as the Cubs' manager, won the National League's Manager of the Year Award in 2008. In addition, catcher Geovany Soto won the 2008 National League Rookie of the Year Award.

2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 79th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, home of the New York Yankees, on July 15, 2008 and began at 8:47 p.m. ET. The game ended at 1:38 a.m. ET the following morning. The home American League won 4–3 in 15 innings, giving home field advantage in the 2008 World Series to the AL champion, which eventually came to be the Tampa Bay Rays.

By length of time, this was the longest MLB All-Star Game in history (4 hours and 50 minutes), and it also tied the mark for the longest game by innings played at 15 with the 1967 All-Star Game. Second baseman Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins committed three errors, an All-Star Game record, none of which resulted in a run. J. D. Drew of the Boston Red Sox was named Most Valuable Player due to his two-run game-tying home run in the seventh inning. Drew won a Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid and the Ted Williams Trophy. It was the second All-Star Game in which the winning run was batted in by the Texas Rangers' Michael Young.

2009 Chicago Cubs season

The 2009 Chicago Cubs season was the 138th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 134th in the National League and the 94th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs, attempting to win the NL Central division for the third consecutive season, fell short by finishing in second place with a record of 83–78.

2009 World Baseball Classic – Pool D

Pool D of the First Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico from March 7 to 11, 2009.

Pool D was a modified double-elimination tournament. The winners for the first games matched up in the second game, while the losers faced each other in an elimination game. The winners of the elimination game then played the losers of the non-elimination game in another elimination game. The remaining two teams then played each other to determine seeding for the Pool 2.

2010 Chicago Cubs season

The 2010 Chicago Cubs season was the 139th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 135th in the National League and the 95th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 75–87.

The Cubs played 10 extra inning games during the season, the fewest of any MLB team in 2010.

2011 Chicago Cubs season

The 2011 Chicago Cubs season was the 140th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 136th in the National League and the 96th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs, under new manager Mike Quade, finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 71–91. The Cubs displayed a patch on their uniforms to remember Cub broadcaster and player Ron Santo, who died in December 2010.


Bonao is the capital of Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. It is located in the center of the country, to the northwest of the national capital Santo Domingo.

The city is known as "Villa De Las Hortensias" - the town of hydrangeas. The Hortensia is the local flower of Bonao.

Jackson Generals

The Jackson Generals are a Minor League Baseball team of the Southern League and the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is located in Jackson, Tennessee, and plays their home games at The Ballpark at Jackson. Opened in 1998, the park currently holds 6,000 fans.

From their inaugural season until 2010, the Generals were known as the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. The new name is reflective of the Jackson Generals minor league team based in Jackson during the first half of the 20th century.

Lansing Lugnuts

The Lansing Lugnuts are a Class-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, that plays in the Midwest League.

The Midwest League came to Lansing, Michigan after owners Tom Dickson and Sherrie Myers moved the team to work with the City for a public-private lease to build a new stadium. Mayor David Hollister, and the City Council worked to attract the owners and build the stadium for downtown economic development. The team began playing in downtown Lansing in 1996. The franchise began as the Lafayette Red Sox in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1955; after two seasons it became the Waterloo Hawks, moving to Waterloo, Iowa, where it stayed for 36 seasons. Before the 1994 season it moved to Springfield, Illinois, but only spent two seasons there before moving to Lansing. The franchise was an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals on two separate occasions in three different cities: as the Waterloo Royals from 1969 through 1976, as the Sultans of Springfield in 1995, and then, upon the team's move to Lansing, from 1996 through 1998. The Lugnuts were then an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs from 1999 through 2004 before joining the Jays' farm system for the 2005 season. In September 2014, the Jays extended their agreement with the Lugnuts through the 2016 season. In October 2016, their player development contract was extended through the 2018 season.The team plays at Cooley Law School Stadium (previously known as Oldsmobile Park and named after the now-defunct General Motors division that was based there), which opened in 1996. The new name comes from a naming rights deal with Thomas M. Cooley Law School, based in Lansing. Cooley Law School Stadium is also the home of Jackson Field, named after Jackson Life Insurance, based in Lansing. The stadium seats over 10,000 fans and is one of the most handicapped accessible stadiums in the country. The franchise national attendance record of 538,326 was set during its inaugural year. They won the Midwest League Championship in 1997 and 2003. The Lugnuts have their own original song which plays immediately after the national anthem for every home game accompanied by their mascot, Big Lug.

List of Chicago Cubs team records

The following lists statistical records and all-time leaders as well as awards and major accomplishments for the Chicago Cubs professional baseball club of Major League Baseball. The records list the top 5 players in each category since the inception of the Cubs.

Players that are still active with the Cubs are denoted in bold.

Records updated as of August 5, 2011.

List of Major League Baseball players from the Dominican Republic

This is an alphabetical list of notable baseball players from the Dominican Republic who have played in Major League Baseball since 1950. Players in bold are still active in MLB, as of 2019.

Marmol (disambiguation)

Marmol is a town and seat of Marmul District in Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan.

Marmol or Mármol may refer to:

PeopleCarlos Mármol (born 1982), Dominican former professional baseball relief pitcher

Fernando Tarrida del Mármol (1861–1915), Cuban anarchist writer

José Mármol (1818–1871), Argentine journalist, politician, librarian, and writer of the Romantic school

Leo Marmol, a partner in the architecture firm Marmol Radziner

Líder Mármol (born 1985), Paraguayan professional footballer

Manuel Sánchez Mármol (1839–1912), Mexican writer, journalist, lawyer, politician

Oliver Marmol (born 1986), first base coach of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball

Rubén Pérez del Mármol (born 1989), Spanish footballer who plays for CD Leganés on loan from Granada CF as a defensive midfielderOtherMármol Macael CD, Spanish football team founded in 1952 and based in Macael, Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalusia

Matt Guerrier

Matthew Olson Guerrier (born August 2, 1978) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He attended Shaker Heights High School and college at Kent State University, and made his major league debut on June 17, 2004. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.

Miami Marlins all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Miami Marlins franchise, known as the Florida Marlins from their inception in 1993 through the 2011 season.

Players in bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Taylor Green

Taylor William Andrew Green (born November 2, 1986) is a Canadian former Major League Baseball (MLB) infielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers. After retiring, Green became a scout for the Brewers.

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