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Cubs | Carlos Marmol still the closer

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Cubs continue to say that RP Carlos Marmol is the team's closer despite being pulled in the ninth on opening day Monday, April 1. Pitching coach Chris Bosio would like to see Marmol get another chance at a save very soon. "He's the closer," manager Dale Sveum said. "We've talked, and he knows he's got to throw strikes. … When the starter goes eight (innings), you're going to do whatever you can to save that lead."

Fantasy Tip: Marmol's leash is shrinking fast, though. Kyuji Fujikawa, who recorded the save Monday, should be owned everywhere if you're looking for more sources for saves. If Marmol continues to struggle with location, he could be demoted from the job before the end of the month.

2013-04-03 15:12:40 | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat

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