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Cubs ponder change at closer

Updated: May 4, 2012, 12:17 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CINCINNATI -- Manager Dale Sveum has given Carlos Marmol as much rope as possible, and it seems that the Chicago Cubs closer gets more and more entangled in it.

Or is that the former Cubs closer?

Sveum finally mentioned changes at the back end of the bullpen after Marmol melted down again, failing to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs lost 4-3 in 10 innings.

"There's definitely the thought of (a change) now," Sveum said. ...

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