The trading season may have officially started for the Chicago Cubs.
A report from Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, and confirmed by several other media outlets, indicates that the Cubs are on the verge of trading reliever Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Marmol was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week and it appeared that the team would release the reliever.
That is why it is somewhat surprising that the Cubs were able to find a trading partner for Marmol.
There has been no word on what the Cubs will receive for Marmol, however, twitter rumors suggest that it is a player that was recently demoted from the Dodgers’ playing roster.
The only thing known about the deal between the Cubs and Dodgers is that the Cubs will be absorbing the majority if not all of Marmol’s salary for the 2013 season.
Marmol has an ERA of 5.86 on the season and is in desperate need of a change of scenery. A move to Los Angeles would certainly provide that for the former Cubs’ closer.