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Cubs re-sign reliever Carlos Marmol

Feb. 4, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs re-signed reliever Carlos Marmol Thursday with a one-year, $2.125 million contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration.

The deal makes shortstop Ryan Theriot the lone Cub left in the arbitration process.

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The Cubs have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 1993 with first baseman Mark Grace.

Marmol, 27, made $575,000 in 2009, but had sought $2.5 million.

The Cubs were offering $1.75 million.

Last season, Marmol, primarily a middle reliever, went 11-for-11 in save chances when he assumed the closer's role in mid-August, replacing Kevin Gregg.

His lone weakness was 65 walks in 74 innings.

He compiled 93 strikeouts and finished with a 2-4 record.

The 2007 all-star has a 14-16 career record with 3.42 ERA, 200 walks and 362 strikeouts in 307 2/3 innings.

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