2/21 Marmol ready to go
Carlos Marmol says he’s ready for the season to start. The Cubs closer had his first live BP session Sunday at Fitch Park, and threw in brutal un-Arizona-like weather.
“It was raining, it was cold — it’s like Wrigley, Opening Day,” Marmol said.
Some of the Cubs players did whatever they could to avoid having to face Marmol Sunday. The right-hander did plunk Reed Johnson on the left elbow with a pitch during his session. Marmol just smiled when reminded of that Monday.
“I feel good so far, and almost ready for the game,” he said.
— Carrie Muskat