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Dodgers call up Carlos Marmol

Jul 23, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

Carlos Marmol AP

When the Dodgers acquired Carlos Marmol from the Cubs three weeks ago they immediately passed him through waivers unclaimed and sent him to the minors.

He made a total of five appearances split between Single-A and Double-A, allowing two runs in five innings with a 6/2 K/BB ratio, and now Marmol is joining the Dodgers’ bullpen.

For as awful as Marmol looked during the end of his Cubs tenure he continued to strike out a ton of batters and is still a 30-year-old with a 3.50 career ERA. Obviously the Dodgers will want to keep him away from anything resembling an important situation initially, but as far as middle relief options go Marmol certainly has more upside than most.

  1. theaxmancometh - Jul 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Ah hahahahahahahahaha

    • El Bravo - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM


      • rocketsteadman - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        Because someone had to do it

  2. elwaysagenius - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    I completely forgot this was a thing

  3. losangelesfan - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    …and they’ve been doing so well.

  4. jputignano - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    7/23/13; New York Yankees starting lineup vs Texas Rangers:

  5. losangelesfan - Jul 23, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    He’s already walked somebody.

  6. Darkoestrada - Jul 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Carlos danger

  7. marxobama - Jul 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    good bye Brando league!!

  8. yahmule - Jul 23, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    And step two of Don Mattingly’s master plan goes into effect. Soon he’ll have the “experienced closer” he craves.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      As expected, he has just come into tonight’s game in long relief as Bautista knocked Capuano out of the game.

      • yahmule - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        Step three.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:24 PM

        Are 3 earned runs in less than 2 innings part of the master plan?

  9. jayquintana - Jul 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Hmm… as a Dodgers fan, I don’t know how to interpret this. Maybe, just maybe, he was in a terrible slump and he really is an All-Star?

  10. DiscountMescan - Jul 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    He blew 3 saves on the way to the airport and had a wild pitch at the ticket counter.

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