Marlins reportedly sign reliever Carlos Marmol to 1-year deal

According to reports, the Marlins have signed veteran reliever Carlos Marmol to a one-year deal.

Carlos Marmol was traded from the Cubs to the Dodgers last season.

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The Marlins reportedly signed reliever Carlos Marmol to a one-year, $1.25 million deal on Thursday afternoon, according to ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas.

Marmol holds a 23-32 record and 3.46 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. The Cubs traded him to the Dodgers in 2013 after he struggled in 31 appearances with a 5.36 ERA. With Los Angeles, he posted a 2.53 ERA in 21 1/3 innings.

The 31-year-old spent three seasons (2010-12) as Chicago's primary closer, tallying 117 saves. His career year came in 2010 when he closed 38 games.

Control -- not quality of stuff -- has been the issue with Marmol, who has 730 strikeouts and 385 walks in 563 2/3 innings. His BB/9 rate is 6.1 (7.3 in 2013).

Earlier this offseason, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club might still try to address a young and rather inexperienced bullpen.

Closer Steve Cishek and lefty Mike Dunn return, but the Marlins lost late-inning guys Chad Qualls and Ryan Webb. Righties A.J. Ramos and Arquimedes Caminero have less than two years in the big leagues. Miami acquired 23-year-old Carter Capps via the Logan Morrison trade.

Miami currently has 40 players on its roster and must make room for Marmol and veteran infielder Jeff Baker.

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