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Carlos Marmol released by Marlins

FILE - In this May 21 2013 file phoChicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol stands dugout before baseball game against

FILE - In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Cubs have designated the former All-Star for assignment on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, parting ways with the struggling reliever. They have 10 days to trade or release him or send him outright to the minors if he clears waivers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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Updated: May 19, 2014 9:24PM

The Florida Marlins released former Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on Monday. He had been designated for assignment after struggling in 15 games.

Marmol, 31, appeared in 15 games this season, struggling with a 8.10 ERA and 10 walks in 13 innings.

Marmol signed his first contract in 1999 with the Cubs, who traded him to the Dodgers in 2013. The Marlins signed Marmol as a free agent before this season.

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