Carlos Marmol trade: Dodgers send Matt Guerrier to Cubs, receive international bonus money

USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers and Cubs exchanged a pair of relievers who were designated for assignment in the last week.

The Dodgers made official on Tuesday their trade for Carlos Marmol. The Cubs sent the volatile relief pitcher to Los Angeles plus cash and international bonus slot No. 92, in exchange for reliever Matt Guerrier.

Both pitchers were designated for assignment last week; Marmol on Tuesday, Guerrier on Sunday.

The No. 92 international bonus slot is worth $209,700, which gives the Dodgers more money to spend on bonuses for international amateurs. Tuesday is the first day of the international signing period, which runs through June 15. The Dodgers' new international cap is $2,322,600.

With 90 days left in the season, Marmol ($9.8 million) is due approximately $4,819,672 the remainder of the season, while Guerrier ($3.75 million) is due approximately $1,844,262.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register says the Dodgers are paying a "little more than half" of Marmol's remaining salary, while Dylan Hernandez adds a little more detail, saying the trade adds "around $500k" to the Dodgers' payroll. Which means the Cubs sent the Dodgers roughly $2.5 million.

In other words, the Dodgers paid roughly $500,000 for an extra $209,700 of international cap space. Subtract the roughly $240,000 of a minimum-salaried player (Chris Withrow?) whose roster spot Marmol will take and the Dodgers paid about $260,000 for $209,700, a better deal than paying the 75% overage tax.

Anything Marmol produces on the field is gravy on the cake.

The Dodgers will need to make a move to activate Marmol whenever he joins the team.

The Dodgers' 40-man roster is now full.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker