Report: Reds to sign Marmol
According to the Twitter feed of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Reds have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Carlos Marmol to a Minor League contract. The club has not confirmed the signing, however.
Marmol was released by the Marlins on May 19 after he posted an 8.10 ERA with 10 walks and 14 strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings in 15 appearances. He was a longtime member of the Cubs but ran into control problems in recent seasons before being jettisoned last season and picked up by the Dodgers.
The Reds have issues with their bullpen this season as it’s 4.78 ERA is ranked last in the National League. The signing could be for depth but also could signify that if Marmol could find his control again in the Minors, he could be an option as relief help later this season.
I expect I will have more later on this.
Update: I confirmed that the club is bringing in Marmol for a physical. The deal is not finalized until then.