Chicago Cubs claim Jacob Turner off waivers

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The Chicago Cubs claimed starting pitcher Jacob Turner off waivers, reports ESPN's Jim Bowden. The Miami Marlins placed Turner on waivers Tuesday. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that a deal is "likely" because the Marlins cannot pull Turner off waivers without placing him on irrevocable waivers. 

The 23-year-old Turner was the No. 9 pick in the 2009 draft, and was the centerpiece the Marlins received in the trade that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers

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At the trade deadline, the Marlins acquired another young starter from the Houston Astros in Jarred Cosart, who edged Turner out of the rotation. For the season, Turner has a 5.97 ERA and has struck out 6.2 batters per nine innings. 

Waiver priority order runs in reverse of standings, meaning the Cubs were the second team with a chance to claim Turner, after the Colorado Rockies

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