According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired RHP Jacob Turner from the Marlins for two minor league pitchers.
The Cubs have not announced the corresponding moves to add Turner to the 40-man roster or the active roster. And the names of the two Low Class-A pitchers have not been announced. According to Keith Law, the two pitchers are relievers.
Updated 1:03pm CDT – Cubs sent RHP Tyler Bremer and RHP Jose Arias to the Marlins for RHP Jacob Turner. Turner (23.079) is younger than both Bremer (24.244) and Arias (23.203).
The Cubs claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Miami Marlins Wednesday after he was designated for assignment Tuesday. Turner posted a 4-7 record in 20 games, 12 starts, for Miami this season with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.
The 23-year old right hander was immediately thought of as an option for the Cubs as soon as he was designated for assignment. Turner has a big arm (90-95 mph fastball) and the former first round pick fits in with the Cubs plan to find projectable arms for the rotation. Turner surrendered 106 hits with 23 walks and 54 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings for the Marlins this season and last pitched on Aug. 3 against the Reds.
Due to the Major League contract he signed after he was drafted, Jacob Turner is out of minor league options. The Cubs would have to open a spot on the 40-man roster, which currently stands at 40 players, as well as place him on the active 25-man roster. The Cubs could always find a way to place him on the disabled list until the roster expands on Sept. 1.
Jacob Turner is not arbitration eligible until the 2016 season and would remain under the Cubs control through the 2018 season. Scott Boras represents Turner.
Update: The Cubs selected RHP Tyler Bremer in the 27th round of the 2012 draft. The 24-year old right hander was 5-2 in 36 relief appearances this season with Daytona and Kane County. In 52 1/3 innings, Bremer gave up 42 hits with 63 strikeouts and 22 walks (3.10 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)
Jose Arias, the 23-year old right hander, has a very good arm but issues staying healthy. Arias was 1-1 in 25 games, 14 starts, with a 1.77 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP for Kane County this season. In 40 2/3 innings, Arias allowed 24 hits with 17 walks and 51 strikeouts.