Cubs designate Marmol for assignment, add Bogusevic

June 25, 2013 10:44:11 AM PDT
The Chicago Cubs said Tuesday they have designated pitcher Carlos Marmol for assignment and will add outfielder Brian Bogusevic.

The Cubs selected the contract of Bogusevic, who has batted .319 in 78 games for the AAA Iowa Cubs affiliate this season. During that time, he tallied 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 32 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and went 83-for-260. His on-base percentage was .418 and his slugging percentage was .512.

Marmol, 30, appeared 31 times in relief this season, notching two saves with a 5.86 ERA, going 2-4. His 117 saves as a Cub are the third most in team history. He was signed as a catcher in 1999 and converted to a pitcher in 2003, making his major league debut in 2006.

Marmol was a National League All-Star in 2008 in a set-up role, and his 82 career holds are the most in Cubs franchise history. His overall Cubs record was 23-32 with a 3.50 ERA in 483 appearances, 470 in relief.

Bogusevic will wear the number 66 and is available for the Cubs Tuesday night against Milwaukee. He spent part or all of his three season in the majors with Houston. He played in 146 games for Houston, hitting .203 with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs, and 28 RBI.

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