This winter Carlos Marmol was accused of sexual assault by a 24-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic and the Cubs reliever in turn accused the woman of blackmail and extortion, filing a counter lawsuit.
Marmol said back in February that he was “very pissed off” about the charges, claiming: “I didn’t do anything. The stuff she said is not true. It’s about money.”
Four months later the civil lawsuit against him has apparently been dropped and Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Marmol “did not pay a settlement.”
Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.
Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.
Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.