The Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol has been anything but impressive in 2012, but things managed to get worse on Friday when he suffered a hamstring injury during the Cubs' 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The team scheduled him for an MRI, and on Saturday the Cubs placed Marmol on the 15-day disabled list and recalled RHP Casey Coleman from Triple-A Iowa to take his place in the bullpen, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
The bullpen has become something of a skeleton crew of unpredictable pitchers, so the Cubs needed to add an additional healthy arm to fit in with semi-reliable regulars like Shawn Camp, James Russell and Rafael Dolis. Chicago is certainly hoping Coleman can be more like that trio than Marmol, Kerry Wood or Lendy Castillo.
Coleman is a 24-year-old pitcher selected by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft, and he amassed a 3.48 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 16 walks over 33.2 innings at Triple-A Iowa this season.
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