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Cubs | Carlos Marmol could have second chance

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum seems to be open to giving RP Carlos Marmol another shot to claim the closer's role in Chicago. "I would be lying to you if he wasn't working his way back into it," Sveum told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. "He is throwing strikes and he is throwing his slider more and he's more consistent. So, yeah, he's working his way back. That was part of the deal." NBC Sports' Aaron Gleeman believes Marmol's chances are better now that RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) is on the disabled list and because of the fact that RP Shawn Camp blew his first save chance over the weekend. Marmol has thrown four scoreless innings since his demotion with three strikeouts and two walks.

Fantasy Tip: It probably does help Marmol's chances that Fujikawa is on the shelf, and Sveum seems to have hope for Marmol. If you're desperate, this would be the time to scoop him up and hold him in case he does regain the role. However, it likely won't be a smooth ride, and Marmol's leash will be short, especially when Fujikawa returns from his DL stint. Enter at your own risk.

2013-04-16 11:10:37 | Source: Chicago Tribune - Fred Mitchell

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