Chicago Cubs claim Jacob Turner off waivers

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

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

- Alex Hampl 

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