SAN DIEGO -- The Marlins intend to designate Carlos Marmol for assignment on Sunday, one day after the beleaguered reliever gave up four runs in the Marlins' 9-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.
"It's been a struggle for him," said manager Mike Redmond. "It just hasn't worked."
The Marlins signed Marmol to a 1-year deal worth $1.25 million thinking they could fix the issues that plagued him with the Cubs and brought an end to his time in Chicago. But it hasn't worked. Marmol is 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA in 15 relief appearances.
"Couldn't get people out," Marmol said. "I did the best I could, but it didn't work out good. It's tough. You try to do your best and it didn't work out."
On Saturday, Marmol entered in the sixth in a 2-2 game and retired the first two batters he faced. But after Everth Cabrera beat out a bunt single, the inning fell apart for him. He gave up a RBI single to Jedd Gyorko and three-run homer to Chase Headley.
The Marlins will DFA Marmol on Sunday and promote someone from the minors to fill his spot in the bullpen.