Zambrano trade completed - he's Miami-bound


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MIAMI (AP) - Carlos Zambrano's trade to the Miami Marlins has been approved, and in exchange the Chicago Cubs will receive right-hander Chris Volstad.

The deal was completed Thursday after both players passed physicals and Major League Baseball gave approval.

Zambrano, a former ace who became expendable because of repeated meltdowns, will join another former Chicagoan, new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. Zambrano cleaned out his locker after being ejected during a loss to Atlanta on Aug. 12, was suspended without pay and missed the rest of the season.

The hard-throwing right-hander has a career record of 125-81 with a 3.60 ERA, and he finished last year 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA. Volstad went 5-13 last year with an ERA of 4.89, and his career record is 32-39.

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