Marmol Promoted to Chicago

RHP Carlos Marmol was promoted from Double-A West Tennessee to Chicago Saturday evening. The 23-year-old joins the big league staff after going 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 11 starts for the Diamond Jaxx this season.

Two years ago at Class A Lansing, Marmol led the Cubs' farm system with 14 wins while posting a 3.20 ERA and logging 154 2/3 innings. In 2005, he was named to the Class High A Florida State League All-Star team and spent the second half of the season in Double-A following a promotion.

In 58 innings this season, Marmol struck out 67 and walked 25. He held opposing hitters to a .207 average and did not allow a home run through his first 10 starts. At the time of his promotion, Marmol was leading the Southern League in strikeouts. He did not allow a run in four of his 11 starts, going at least six innings in each of those outings.

Marmol entered 2006 with a career 26-19 record and 3.41 ERA in 371 2/3 innings. With Scott Williamson headed to the disabled list with tendonitis in his right elbow, Marmol will join the Cubs in a bullpen role for the time being. He has appeared in eight games in relief in his minor league career.

A former outfielder/catcher in the organization, Marmol was batting .263 (5-for-19) with two doubles and one home run for the Jaxx.

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