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Dodgers select contract of Carlos Marmol, place Jose Dominguez on 15-day DL

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol from Double-A Chattanooga and placed right-hander Jose Dominguez on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain. Marmol, 30, was acquired along with cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs on July 2 in exchange for right-hander Matt Guerrier. The Dodgers also acquired international signing bonus slot No. 92 valued at $209,700 from the Cubs as part of the deal.

Marmol, who will wear No. 49, has made five minor league appearances (0-0, one save, 3.60 ERA) since being acquired by Los Angeles, allowing two runs in three appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (3.0 IP) before being promoted to Double-A Chattanooga on July 18, where he tossed 2.0 hitless, scoreless innings. The native of the Dominican Republic last pitched on Sunday, striking out one and throwing 17 pitches (nine strikes) in a scoreless frame at Birmingham (White Sox).

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Prior to being designated for assignment by the Cubs on June 25, Marmol was 2-4 with two saves and a 5.86 ERA in 31 relief appearances. In eight Major League seasons (all with Chicago), Marmol posted a 23-32 record with 117 saves and a 3.50 ERA in 483 games (13 starts). Since 2007, Marmol leads Major League relievers with 644 strikeouts, 117 more than his closest competitor (Jonathan Papelbon, 527), and ranks fourth with a .174 opponents' batting average. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder was selected as a 2008 NL All-Star and has posted 20 or more saves in each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 38 saves (4th, NL) in 2010.

Dominguez posted a 2.16 ERA in 8.1 innings in nine relief appearances with Los Angeles in his first big league experience. Dominguez, 22, had his contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on June 29.

The Dodgers now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.

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