Cubs' Carlos Zambrano Traded To Marlins For Chris Volstad

Friday January 6th, 2012

The Miami Marlins have officially acquired former All-Star starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano in return for Chris Volstad, according to

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.

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