As has been expected for two days, the Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Marlins, according to the Cubs official website. It was expected due to the following chronology and factors. 1. Turner was designated for assignment and put on revocable waivers. 2. The Cubs were second in line (reverse order of NL standings) to claim Turner and did so. 3. The Marlins had two days to either pull Turner back -- but since they designated him for assignment, they'd then have to put him on irrevocable waivers -- or agree to a trade with the Cubs. So the minor trade has happened, with the Marlins getting two lower-level relievers in Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias. Turner has been pretty terrible for the Marlins this season, going 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. As I mentioned earlier this week, though, several of his peripherals indicate quite a bit of bad fortune and he's only 23 years old. The former first-rounder was once a consensus top-15 pick in all of baseball and was the main part of the Marlins' return in dealing Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Detroit in 2012.
Cubs acquire Jacob Turner for two minor leaguers
CBS Sports | Aug 9