The Miami Marlins have officially acquired former All-Star starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano in return for Chris Volstad, according to MLB.com.
Zambrano was placed on the MLB restricted list last August after reportedly walking out on the Cubs mid-season. The club has been looking to shed Zambrano since the incident, however his attitude and his contract have proven difficult for the Cubs to move. It is believed the 30-year-old will mesh well with Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen.
In 24 starts last year for Chicago, Zambrano posted a career worst 4.82 ERA to go with a 9-7 record. The three-time All-Star posted an 11-6 record with a 3.33 ERA just one season ago.
Zambrano’s best season came in 2004 when at the age of 23 he posted a 16-8 record and a 2.75 ERA for Chicago. Volstad, 25, posted a 5-13 record with a 4.89 ERA in 29 starts for the Marlins last year.