LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right hander Carlos Marmol, along with cash considerations, from the Chicago Cubs, in exchange for reliever Matt Guerrier, who was recently designated for assignment by the club.
The Dodgers also acquired international signing bonus slot No. 92, which is valued at $209,700, as part of the deal.
Marmol, 30, had a 23-32 record with a 3.50 ERA and 117 saves through 483 games in eight seasons with Chicago. The Dominican Republic native, who was originally signed in 1999, has limited opponents to a .185 batting average in his career, along with 703 strikeouts, which is the most in Cubs history by a reliever.
Since 2007, Marmol leads major league relievers with 644 strikeouts, and ranks fourth with a .174 opponents’ batting average.
Marmol, who stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs in at 215 pounds, had been selected to the 2008 All-Star game, and had a career-high 38 saves in 2010.
However, his numbers have slipped as of recent, going 2-4 with a 5.86 ERA with two saves in 31 appearances this season. He struck out 32 batters through 27.2 innings this season, limiting opponents to a .252 batting average.
Marmol had tossed scoreless relief in five of his last six games before being designated for assignment.
Guerrier, meanwhile, went 6-8 with one save and a 4.24 ERA in 210 appearances through three seasons with the Dodgers.
This season, Guerrier, 34, went 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA in 34 games.