Cubs acquire Marlins' Jacob Turner

Updated: August 8, 2014, 4:21 PM ET news services

Jacob Turner
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesJacob Turner was 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA for the Marlins this season.

The Chicago Cubs have acquired right-hander Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins for a couple of minor league relievers, the teams announced Friday.

Turner was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday when Brian Flynn was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

In 20 appearances this year, including 12 as a starter, Turner is 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA. He has 54 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings.

"Just 23 years old ... has a really good arm," said Cubs president Theo Epstein. "We feel like we got him at a low point of value. There is plenty of upside left with him so we're excited about that."

The Marlins will receive Class A pitchers Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias from the Cubs.



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