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Marmol expected to be in Cubs camp on time


MESA, Ariz. -- Carlos Marmol, charged with domestic abuse by a woman in the Dominican Republic, is expected in Arizona on time and to attend Tuesday's first workout for pitchers and catchers.

Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, said Marmol was expected to arrive in Arizona late Sunday. Cubs pitchers and catchers will undergo physicals on Monday at Fitch Park.

"Our understanding is he'll be on schedule," Epstein said Sunday.

Marmol appeared at a hearing Friday in the Dominican Republic regarding the case. According to the Dominican newspaper, El Nacional, a judge sent it to a higher court. No police charges have been filed against Marmol.

"It's the organization's responsibility to take all accusations of that nature very seriously," Epstein said. "We don't have all the information -- obviously, we weren't there -- but every piece of information we were able to gather backs up Carlos' story that he's guilty of no wrongdoing whatsoever and may in fact be the victim here if this case continues to be pursued like this. All we can do is evaluate it on the merits. We do expect this matter will be behind him shortly based on the way it's proceeding in the Dominican courts."

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