While the Dodgers bullpen started out shaky, they’ve improved as a unit over the past few weeks. General manager Ned Colletti was adamant that he was interested in adding a bullpen arm as they signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
Earlier in July, the Dodgers traded for former Cubs closer Carlos Marmol as they were one of the few teams willing to take a chance on the once reliable closer.
Marmol spent a week or so at Triple-A after he was designated for assignment by the Cubs and the Dodgers thought they’d fix some mechanical issues, similar to what they did with Brandon League last year.
During his departure from the Cubs, Marmol was booed several times this season as he saw his ERA balloon to 5.86 this year. While Don Mattingly is cautious when to bring him in, Marmol discussed his return to Wrigley Field: