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Carlos Marmol went AWOL because he needed to “take a mental break”

Jun 18, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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Carlos Marmol pitched three and two-thirds ineffective innings from the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in Louisville and then was placed on the restricted list because, according to the Reds, he “left the club without permission.” His agent explained to Jon Heyman what happened:

“A lot has happened in the past year and he decided to go to the Dominican. We aren’t sure when or if he will return this year . . . he just wants to take a mental break. Physically he is fine. He was still throwing in the mid-90s.”

Marmol’s agent said that Marmol wasn’t really AWOL, but that the Reds “weren’t happy” and that he “understands them being upset.”

That makes one of us. If the current version of Carlos Marmol left the team I was trying to make win games and was trying to get fans to come and see I’d be pretty OK with it.

  1. karlkolchak - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Head cases need mental breaks? Who knew?

  2. leerosenthall - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    “Don’t look a gift-desserter in the mouth, Reds.”

    Cake or pie?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      Only someone who is prejudiced against pudding and brownies and cookies and ice cream would make such a limited choice. Shameful.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        It is not prejudice to point out that certain deserts (pie, for example) are simply better than others (like cake). Pudding and cookies are basically small cakes, while pudding and ice cream are accessories.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        Of course, I meant to say that BROWNIES and cookies are small cakes. I hope I did not offend pudding.

      • Alex K - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

        Ice crem is no where near an accessory. It is the star of wherever it happens to be.

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