As we await the details about a potential trade that would send Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cubs may have another deal in place.
Reports that surfaced last night seem to indicate that Steve Clevenger will be traded as well.
It is not known if Clevenger will be a part of the Marmol, or if it will be a separate deal.
The precursor to Clevenger’s trade appears to be with how the Chicago Cubs’ handled his injury. Clevenger has not been seen on the Major League roster since injuring his quadriceps in April. Apparently, there was a disconnect between Clevenger’s camp and the Chicago Cubs’ front office on how the team handled his injury. The disconnect is what lead to the catcher/utility man being traded.
Clevenger was hitting .125/.222/.125/.347 with the Cubs this season prior to being placed on the disabled list.
Clevenger was activated from the disabled list on June 28 and the Cubs’ immediately optioned him to Triple-A.
Speculation was also growing last night that Clevenger could be traded to the Miami Marlins for international spending money, but that appears to be just a rumor for now.
Tuesday should bring a resolution for the Cubs on the trades of both Clevenger and Marmol.