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.
#RedSox signed RHP Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training. Last in the majors in 2014.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 16, 2016
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:
A photo posted by Carlos Marmol (@carlos_marmol) on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:31am PST
In English, the caption reads “Thank God for giving me another opportunity.”
Stats via Baseball-Reference