The rumored trade of closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Dan Haren is off, a team source said late Friday. Marmol reportedly told a Dominican reporter he had been dealt, starting a Twitter uprising that led to several confirmations a deal was done. Marmol is due $9.8 million in the last year of a three-year, $20 million deal while Haren has a $15.5 million option that was expected to be picked up by Friday's 11 p.m. (CDT) deadline. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was unavailable for comment. A Cubs spokesman said they had no news to confirm. Fox Sports's Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Marmol was asked if he'd agree to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Angels, but that no deal was completed and the Angels were still talking to other teams. Even Cubs pitcher Matt Garza tweeted he was excited about adding another "horse" to the rotation, referring to Haren. But both the Cubs and Angeles declined to confirm the rumor, which appeared to fizzle out a few hours later. It was the second time in just over three months that a potential Cubs deal unfolded after being reported as done. The Cubs agreed to send Ryan Dempster to Atlanta for Randall Delgado in July, but Dempster was livid after the report was leaked before he agreed to waive his no-trade rights, and the deal ultimately fell through.
Reported Cubs' trade of Marmol for Haren is off
Chicago Tribune | Nov 2