suntimes
GRINCHY 
Weather Updates

Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol accused of domestic violence

Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol reacts after Cubs defeated New York Yankees 3-1 during an interleague baseball game Chicago Friday

Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol reacts after the Cubs defeated the New York Yankees 3-1 during an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

storyidforme: 43929611
tmspicid: 15984832
fileheaderid: 7190733
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: January 31, 2013 8:25PM



Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol was accused in a Dominican Republic court on Wednesday of domestic violence involving a 24-year-old woman, and his attorneys, in turn, filed a countersuit claiming extortion, according to a Dominican news report.

Neither Marmol nor his agent, Paul Kinzer, could be immediately reached for comment Thursday.

But a source close to the Cubs’ closer said an investigation into the alleged incident, involving Miledys Mejia Cepeda, already has been completed by local law enforcement officials in the Dominican, without finding sufficient cause to bring charges.

The Cubs, meanwhile, were trying to learn more about the allegations Thursday.

“We became aware of these media reports [Thursday] and are actively looking into the matter,” Team President Theo Epstein said in an e-mail exchange with the Sun-Times. “We’ll withhold further comment until we have more information.”

Marmol, 30, had 20 saves and a 3.42 ERA for a 101-loss Cubs team last year. He is in the final year of a three-year contract that pays him $9.8 million this season.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.