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Sunday in the park

As of early Sunday, Carlos Marmol had yet to make contact with Felipe Alou, manager of the Dominican Republic, regarding the World Baseball Classic. Marmol is reconsidering whether he will play for the team.

In other Cubs-related World Baseball Classic news, the word out of Japan is that Kosuke Fukudome hit a grand slam in an exhibition game against the Tokyo Giants. The Cubs won’t see Fukudome until Team Japan is finished in the event.

— Carrie Muskat

Carlos the closer

Carlos Marmol said Friday he may not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, saying he wants to focus on getting ready for the upcoming season with the Cubs. “I want to be the closer here,” Marmol said. He was to speak with Dominican manager Felipe Alou and expected to announce a decision on Saturday.

— Carrie Muskat