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Marmol tabbed as Cubs' closer

Updated: August 19, 2009, 1:21 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Beleaguered Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg was demoted Tuesday, and replaced by right-hander Carlos Marmol.

Manager Lou Piniella disclosed the move Tuesday, a day after Gregg blew another save in a 4-1 loss to San Diego.

Marmol was chosen to take over the closer role, although Piniella said he also considered left-hander John Grabow and right-hander Angel Guzman. Marmol has more experience in the closer's role than the others.

Gregg has blown three of his ...

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