Chicago Cubs: Cubbies and Carlos Marmol Agree To a Three-Year Deal

February 14, 2011 by  

According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have agreed to a three-year contract with closer Carlos Marmol, thus avoiding arbitration with the righthander.

The deal is worth $20 million over three years, which averages to just under $6.7 million per season. That's a hefty increase over his 2010 salary of $2.25 million, though the actual payouts are as follows: $3.2 million in 2011; $7 million in 2012; and $9.8 million in 2013.

Marmol followed up a shaky 2009 campaign, which featured a 7.9 walks-per-nine ratio, to post a solid season for the Cubs last year, though he still averaged 6.03 walks-per-nine.

In his first full se...

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