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Carlos Marmol arbitration date nears

Updated: February 13, 2011, 1:48 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs have an arbitration date set for Feb. 15 with closer Carlos Marmol. From management's perspective, however, things might not get to that point.

"Carlos' agent Barry Praver and I have a longstanding relationship," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said on ESPN 1000's "Talking Baseball" on Saturday morning. "I never thought it would get to that point and I still feel that way, whether it's on a one-year or multiyear deal."

Marmol is seeking ...

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