Marlins, Kevin Gregg close to reaching minor-league deal

Kevin Gregg had a 3.48 ERA in 62 innings with the Cubs last season.

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MIAMI — The Miami Marlins and right-hander Kevin Gregg are close to reaching a minor-league deal that will bring the reliever back to the organization.

Gregg, who must pass a physical, spent two seasons with the Marlins from 2007-08, tallying 61 saves in 74 opportunities. He is 30-44 with a 4.07 ERA and 177 career saves in 11 seasons.

The 35-year-old has not pitched in 2014, but he went 2-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 33 saves in 2013 with the Chicago Cubs.

Miami continues to seek upgrades to its bullpen, which ranks 23rd in the majors with a 4.04 ERA. The Marlins sit three games out of first in the National League East.

Right-hander Carter Capps will receive a second opinion on his right elbow sprain Wednesday. The Carlos Marmol experiment failed when the club released him last month after he posted an 8.10 ERA.

On Sunday, the organization traded its No. 39 competitive balance A pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Bryan Morris.

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