Carlos Marmol out as Cubs closer

Updated: July 15, 2011, 7:49 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- After watching Carlos Marmol nearly blow another save on Friday, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said Marmol has lost the closer job for now.

"My sense is a couple of days," Quade said. "This is something I have to explore and think about for a while. My pitching people need to tell me what kind of mechanical work has to be done. So we're going to give him a couple of days. He's made 50 pitches (in the last two games). So he needs to go to work on this, knowing full well we're ...

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