- Doug Padilla, ESPN Staff Writer
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HOUSTON – Carlos Marmol was impressive enough during a simulated game at Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday that the Cubs are thinking about moving up his return to game action by a day.
Acting manager Jamie Quirk said that Marmol could pitch for Iowa on Friday instead of Saturday, but didn’t know of a timetable when the right-hander might return to the major leagues.
Marmol has been out since May 12 with a right hamstring strain. He had already been pulled from his closer role before the injury.