2/18 Happy days for Marmol
Carlos Marmol was named the Cubs closer last year, then went 11-for-11 in save situations. The past two springs, Marmol has had to compete for the job. Now it’s his.
“I’m excited,” Marmol said Thursday. “I’m excited I don’t have to fight to be the closer this year.”
He says he didn’t do anything differently this offseason and trained the same way he has the last four winters. This was an exciting offseason for Marmol, who signed a one-year, $2.125 million contract earlier this month and avoided arbitration. He made $575,000 last year.
Does he feel like a millionaire?
“Not yet,” Marmol said, laughing. “It feels good for my family, for myself. I’m happy with what I’m doing right now. I think I’ll be good the rest of the season.”
— Carrie Muskat