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Anyone who has watched Carlos Marmol pitch knows it’s rare for him to have a 1-2-3 inning. The same could be said of the reports Friday regarding a possible deal between the Cubs and Angels which would’ve sent Marmol to Anaheim in exchange for Dan Haren — including comments by Marmol himself. However, a Cubs source confirmed to MLB.com late Friday that no deal was made with the Angels.
Here’s a timeline, thanks to MLB Trade Rumors which tracks these things, of a wild and crazy night:
6:50 p.m. CT: ESPN Chicago reported the Cubs have acquired Dan Haren from the Angels in exchange for Carlos Marmol. El Caribe, a Dominican Republic media outlet, first reported the deal, quoting Marmol.
“I like Anaheim,” Marmol told El Caribe. “They have talent, and they’ll give me an opportunity. I’m grateful to Chicago.”
7:56 p.m. CT: MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports the deal is not complete and the Angels are talking to other teams.
8:09 p.m. CT: Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports the Angels and Cubs may be waiting on MLB approval because of the money involved.
8:29 p.m. CT: Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides have not agreed to a trade, although he says the Cubs did ask Marmol if he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to Anaheim.
8:42 p.m. CT: Rosenthal reports the deal will happen if Marmol agrees to the Angels.
9:20 p.m. CT: A Cubs source tells MLB.com the trade is not happening.
9:27 p.m. CT: Rosenthal said Marmol would have approved a deal to the Angels but that the Cubs pulled it off the table.
– Carrie Muskat
Carlos Marmol apparently jumped the gun on being traded. Marmol told a news outlet in the Dominican Republic that he was going to the Angels.
“I like Anaheim,” Marmol told El Caribe. “They have talent and they’ll give me an opportunity. I’m grateful to Chicago.”
There were reports that Marmol was being dealt for Dan Haren, but those reports are false. The Cubs never confirmed the trade.
Marmol, 30, is coming off a season in which he converted 20 of 23 save opportunities, and posted a 3.42 ERA in 61 games.
Haren, 32, had pitched 200 innings until last season when he totaled a career-low 176 2/3 innings. He also was on the disabled list for the first time with back problems.
Marmol was to receive $9.8 million next year, while Haren had a $15.5 million option. The Angels were believed to be willing to pay the $3.5 million buyout in order to get a quality player in return. Haren has said he didn’t want to leave California. Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto had to decide on Haren’s option by 11 p.m. CT.
– Carrie Muskat