Marmol to take physical on Friday

Marmol, who reached agreement with Marlins on Thursday, is expected to take his physical on Friday in Miami.

Marmol, who reached agreement with Marlins on Thursday, is expected to take his physical on Friday in Miami.

MIAMI — If Wednesday night was any indication, Carlos Marmol may turn out to be a pretty solid pickup for the Marlins.

Marmol has reached agreement on a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Marlins. The 31-year-old right-hander is scheduled to be in South Florida on Friday to take his physical.

Marmol, who has 117 career saves, has tuned up for the season by pitching Winter League Ball for Licey in the Dominican Republic.

Licey is playing in the Caribbean Series in Venezuela.

On Wednesday night, Marmol collected the save for the Dominican Republic, tossing an eight-pitch ninth inning, with seven strikes. The right-hander struck out one and his fastball was 94-96 mph.

The Marlins had been seeking a veteran reliever with closer experience to be insurance for Steve Cishek. Marmol will compete for the eighth inning setup spot. Carter Capps and A.J. Ramos are the other favorites to win right-handed roster spots.

Mike Dunn is a lefty who will be in the bullpen.

Right now, it appears five of the seven bullpen spots are set. But circumstances are subject to change once Spring Training opens on Feb. 16.

Joe Frisaro

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