Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dominguez Ills; Marmol Allayed?

As reported by the Dodgers yesterday (and witnessed by fans watching the train wreck three-run sixth inning last night, the Dodgers have placed Jose Dominguez on the 15-day DL to bring up disgraced Cub closer Carlos Marmol from his post in the Dodgers' minor-league circuit:

TORONTO -- The Dodgers called up veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol from Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday and placed Jose Dominguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad muscle after initially announcing they would option the rookie reliever to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Marmol was acquired on July 2 from the Cubs, along with financial considerations that included $209,700 in international signing space. In return, the Cubs received reliever Matt Guerrier, who, like Marmol, had been designated for assignment.

Marmol waived his no-trade clause to accept the deal.

"I like the team, it wins every day," Marmol said. "With all the players here, it's a good team. How can I say no? Better than Chicago."

He was tested immediately on Tuesday, relieving starter Chris Capuano in the fifth and allowing three runs on four hits, including a Jose Reyes homer, in 1 2/3 innings in the Dodgers' 10-9 come-from-behind win over the Blue Jays.

"You can tell he gets going fast and he gets going everywhere," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He gave up a home run but got three outs. A little good, a little bad."

Actually, that was more of the bad part than the good part, Donnie. But after seeing Dominguez come up a little gimpy in Monday's game, it seems like as good a time as any to see if Marmol has any stuff worth keeping. (So far, it doesn't look like much.)


Steve Sax said...

Yeah, I just wanted to use that headline.