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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Carlos Zambrano OK with change

By Doug Padilla

MIAMI -- Admitting that it was time to move on, Carlos Zambrano said all the right things Tuesday as his new team, the Miami Marlins, was getting ready to face his old one, the Chicago Cubs.

"I left half of my heart over there," said Zambrano, who was traded in January for Chris Volstad and cash considerations. "Chicago was always great to me and I do really appreciate all the attention and the criticism too because that made me get better. Nobody likes to be criticized but Wrigley (Field) was a great place for me.

"The atmosphere of baseball that you have in Wrigley, the passion of the fans is something that you probably don't see in any other ballpark. But it was time to turn the page. I'm here now and I'm in a new place and I'm trying to enjoy the time here. So far I'm doing it."

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