Westminster Christian Academy graduate Jacob Turner has a new team to pitch for.
The Chicago Cubs acquired Miami Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, whom they also claimed on waivers.
The Marlins received Class-A pitchers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer in return. Turner will be the latest reclamation project for pitching coach Chris Bosio, joining recently acquired Felix Doubront.
Turner, a St. Charles native whom the Tigers selected with the ninth pick of the 2009 draft, never lived up to his potential, going 9-21 with a 4.77 earned-run average for the Tigers and Marlins. He made 20 starts for the Marlins last year and posted a respectable 3.74 ERA, but regressed this season with a 5.97 ERA in 20 appearances, including 12 starts.
“He’s just 23 years old, he’s got a really good arm,” president Theo Epstein told the Associated Press. “We feel like we got him at a low point of value, and there’s plenty of upside left in him, so we’re excited about that.”
Turner will be place on the 25-man roster in a few days, Epstein said.