Those of us who have wished, dreamed, hoped that Carlos Marmol had pitched his last game in a Cubs uniform have apparently gotten our wish:
Marmol DFA. Stewart released.— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 25, 2013
This means the Cubs have 10 days to either waive Marmol, trade him or release him. It's possible he might be traded; as we have all noted, he appears to pitch reasonably well when in low-leverage situations. A team like the Tigers might actually be able to slot him in. Let's hope Theo and Jed can put together a deal that will bring even a low-level prospect.
The Cubs will replace Marmol with a position player:
Bogusevic called up from Iowa takes Marmol spot.— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 25, 2013
Brian Bogusevic is hitting .319/.418/.512 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 260 at-bats for Triple-A Iowa. He gives the Cubs yet another lefthanded-hitting outfielder, which might lead to some speculation that another outfielder could be traded. We'll see.
Well, there it is -- Marmol gone, and your roster move for the day. Vote in the poll, and have at it in the comments.