Report: Marlins trade Jacob Turner to Cubs for two minor league pitchers

Friday August 8th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs have acquired starting pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins for minor league pitchers Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

The Marlins placed Turner on waivers Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Turner was the No. 9 pick in the 2009 draft, and was the centerpiece the Marlins received in the 2012 trade that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers

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. 

Bremer has a 3.10 ERA, and 63 strikeouts in 52 1/3 relief innings between 28 Class A appearances, and eight in High-A this season.

Arias has a 2.08 ERA, and 54 strikeouts in 43 1/3 relief innings this season, in two Rookie Ball appearances, and 25 Class A appearances.

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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