Former Cubs All-Star Carlos Marmol signs with Red Sox

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Relief pitcher Carlos Marmol #49 of the Chicago Cubs smiles as he walks out to the bullpen before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on September 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Giants defeated the Cubs 5-2. (Photo by Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images)

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:

Gracias papa Dios por darme una oportunidad más 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

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