Former Cubs All-Star Carlos Marmol signs with Red Sox

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Former Cubs All-Star reliever Carlos Marmol has signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Marmol, a onetime Cubs closer, hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2014 when he posted an 8.10 ERA in 15 appearances with the Marlins. But he was a valuable piece of Chicago’s bullpen from 2007-12, when he compiled a 2.90 ERA along with 115 saves.

He racked up 114 strikeouts and was named a National League All-Star in 2008 – one of eight Cubs to make the team.

Most recently, Marmol pitched in the Indians’ system with Triple-A Columbus, registering 13 saves with a 2.03 ERA in 28 relief appearances.

The 33-year-old right-hander was signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1999.

Marmol announced the signing with this post on Instagram Tuesday:

In English, the caption reads “Thank God for giving me another opportunity.”

Stats via Baseball-Reference

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