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Carlos Marmol signs minor league deal with Boston Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol pumps his fist after the third out and a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 31, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/c56ca72cd4f37c2ad2d9469827116dd7/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol pumps his fist after the third out and a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 31, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt | License Photo

The Boston Red Sox signed reliever Carlos Marmol on Tuesday to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old veteran has a career 23-35 record with 117 saves and a 3.57 ERA with the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins. He was an All-Star in 2008 while pitching for the Cubs.

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Last season, the right-hander pitched for Columbus, the Cleveland Indians' Triple-A affiliate, and went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 28 appearances, posting 27 walks and 48 strikeouts in 31 innings.

Control issues have plagued Marmol throughout his major league career. He last pitched in the majors for the Marlins in 2014, going 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA, 10 walks and 14 strikeouts 13 1/3 innings spanning 15 appearances.

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