Miami Marlins finally gets Carlos Zambrano. Ozzie Guillen’s desire to recruit Carlos Zambrano become real after Miami Marlins clinch the deal with Chicago Cubs. Traded for Chris Volstad!!!!!
Cubs trade pitcher Carlos Zambrano to Marlins
Carlos Zambrano will get a much-needed fresh start with the Miami Marlins.
The Chicago Cubs traded their former ace Wednesday for Marlins right-hander Chris Volstad, pending physicals and approval by Major League Baseball, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
Zambrano wore out his welcome in Chicago because of repeated meltdowns and tantrums. The most recent came when he cleaned out his locker and talked about retiring after giving up five homers and being ejected during a loss to Atlanta on Aug. 12. He was suspended without pay before it was decided he would sit out the rest of the season.
In Miami he’ll be joining another former Chicagoan, Ozzie Guillen, who expressed interest in acquiring Zambrano when he was hired as the Marlins’ manager in October after stepping down as the White Sox skipper.
The Marlins gave a minor-league contract and a spring-training invitation to former A’s pitcher Chad Gaudin. (San Francisco Chronicle)