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Cubs place Carlos Marmol on disabled list with strained right hamstring

May 12, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

Carlos Marmol AP

Carlos Marmol‘s miserable start to the season just took another unfortunate turn.

The Cubs announced this morning that Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The erratic right-hander was pulled from last night’s game against the Brewers due to the injury and traveled back to Chicago to undergo an MRI. The full extent of the injury isn’t yet known.

Marmol, who was recently pulled from the closer role, has a 6.35 ERA and 12/16 K/BB ratio across 11 1/3 innings this season. Rafael Dolis and James Russell should continue to handle save chances in the interim, though the former seems to have the edge with manager Dale Sveum right now.

The Cubs have recalled right-hander Casey Coleman from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding roster move. He had a 6.40 ERA and 75/46 K/BB ratio in 84 1/3 innings at the major league level last year.

  1. Utley's Hair - May 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    This doesn’t mean we have to stop using the new Marmol stat, which is pretty much the polar opposite of a Maddux, right?

  2. crookedstick - May 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Marmol = 6.35 ERA
    Coleman = 6.40 ERA

    The answer Cub fans is…..yes, it could be worse than Marmol!

    • jwbiii - May 12, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Watching Joe Coleman pitch was one of the pleasures of being a Senators fan. Watching his son Casey pitch is kind of painful.

  3. drewsylvania - May 12, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Strained right walk rate.

  4. yahmule - May 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    My father instilled in me a loathing for relief pitchers who couldn’t throw strikes. That said, I wish Carlos the best in his constant struggle with his mortal enemy the strike zone.

  5. mjbuckeyes - May 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Unfortunate turn? This is the best blessing the Cubs have had since he was demoted.

  6. materialman80 - May 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    the Cubs should put all their players on the disabled list they suck so bad….

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