Carlos Marmol's career continues on its downward spiral as the Miami Marlins have designated the right-handed reliever for assignment.
Marmol's meltdown on Saturday put the finishing touches on his release from Miami after he allowed four runs off as many hits in just an inning of work, pushing his record to 0-3 and ERA to 8.10 in 15 appearances this season.
"Couldn't get people out," Marmol told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. "I did the best I could, but it didn't work out good. It's tough. You try to do your best and it didn't work out."
The former closer for the Cubs, Marmol's struggles began in 2013 when he posted a 5.86 ERA in 31 appearances and was designated for assignment before being traded to the Dodgers.
During his time in Los Angeles, the 31-year-old produced a 2.53 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 21 appearances, but was mainly used in low-pressure situations. However, his efforts earned him a one-year, $1.25-million deal with the Marlins and that's when the wheels really fell off.