ESPN: Marlins Acquire Pitcher Zambrano From Cubs

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Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — ESPN is reporting that the Carlos Zambrano era is finally over in Chicago. According to reports, the team has traded the embattled Zambrano to the Miami Marlins pending physicals. In return, the Marlins will send Cubs pitcher Chris Volstad, but the Cubs will have to pay $15 million of Zambrano’s $18 million salary for the upcoming 2012 season.

Zambrano is the latest addition to the revamped Marlins. He joins free agent additions Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, and Mark Buehrle. The team formerly known as the Florida Marlins, is moving into their new ball park this upcoming season, and are hoping their numerous off-season additions will help get fans to come out to the games.

The 30-year old Zambrano made two all-star teams with the Cubs, as recently as the 2008 season, but its been all downhill since then. The team has had several incidents with Zambrano over his 11-year tenure in the Windy City. He was twice suspended by the team for detrimental conduct, including in this most recent season.

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