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Cubs Spring Training 2012: MRI Reveals No Significant Damage To Carlos Marmol

An MRI performed on Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol showed no significant nerve damage to the pitcher's neck and upper-shoulder area, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. A spokesperson from the team announced the results.

Marmol told the team that he felt a pain in his neck area while pitching in Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, so the team scheduled the MRI to be performed to ensure that there wasn't major structural damage. It appears that he'll be okay, though, so the Cubs should still have their veteran closer for the beginning of the season.

Chicago will re-evaluate Marmol in a couple of days after he gets some rest, but the good news is that there doesn't appear to be a major injury here.

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