MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol thought he was headed to the Los Angeles Angels.
That was three months ago, when the Cubs asked Marmol to waive his limited no-trade clause because they were close to finalizing a deal to acquire Dan Haren from the Angels.
``They told me I was traded,'' he said. ``The next day I was told, `No, you're not going there.'''
Marmol is still with the Cubs, and his status is still unclear.
Marmol is entering the final year of a three-year, $9.8 million. The 2008 All-Star is certain to be trade bait for the rebuilding organization near the July 31 trade deadline if the Cubs are out of contention.
``He's our closer,'' Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.
But for how long?
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