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Refuting report, Marmol happy to be in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Carlos Marmol could only laugh at an Internet report Wednesday in which someone overheard the Cubs pitcher saying he wanted out of Chicago and a fresh start.

"I don't know who that guy is and why he tweeted that," Marmol said of the alleged conversation, which was reported to have happened in the lobby of his apartment building.

Marmol did meet with his agent, Paul Kinzer, on Wednesday, but denied they were talking about finding a way to get the pitcher out of Chicago. Marmol lost his job as the Cubs closer after the first week of the season.

"I'm not going nowhere," Marmol said. "I'm very happy here. I can't wait until they do something so I can stay here. I always talk about how I love Chicago, I love being here, I love my teammates, I love everybody here."

It would be understandable if Marmol was upset considering his role has changed.

"I'm ready in the first inning," Marmol said. "I always put that in my mind. It's not easy [to not be the closer], but I can handle it. I'll pitch whenever."

Is he bothered by the false report?

"That didn't come out of my mouth," Marmol said. "I feel good here. I'm here, and I'm not going nowhere."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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