The Cubs closer's gig 

March, 11, 2013
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The past year hasn't been kind to Carlos Marmol. The Cubs closer lost the ninth-inning role in the middle of a poor and injury-riddled 2012 season, was almost traded to the Los Angeles Angles for Dan Haren at the beginning of the offseason, watched the Chicago Cubs sign a Japanese All-Star closer and continues to deal with trying off-the-field problems. Through all of this, the Cubs insist that Marmol still will handle the final three outs.