Gregg to be Cubs' Closer

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has picked Kevin Gregg to be the team's closer heading into the season.

Gregg beat out Carlos Marmol, the Cubs' setup man last year. Going into Sunday, Gregg hadn't given up a run all spring.

The Cubs obtained the 30-year-old Gregg during the offseason in a trade with Florida. Last season, he saved 29 games for the Marlins.

The right-hander also had 32 saves in 2007 and has 62 for his career.

Marmol entered Sunday with a 1-1 record and 4.50 ERA in spring
training. He has hit five batters with pitches.

Marmol returns to his role of setup man to begin the season.


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