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Marlins demote Jacob Turner to the bullpen

Jun 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

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Miami has called up top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney for his MLB debut Thursday and to make room for him in the rotation the Marlins have demoted Jacob Turner to the bullpen.

Turner posted a nice-looking 3.74 ERA in 20 starts for the Marlins last season as a 22-year-old, but his 77/54 K/BB ratio in 118 innings was less impressive and this season he’s got a 6.38 ERA in nine starts.

Turner is just 23 years old and was a top prospect himself not so long ago–the Marlins acquired him from the Tigers as part of the Anibel Sanchez trade in mid-2012–so he’ll almost surely get another crack in the rotation soon enough.

  1. gothapotamus90210 - Jun 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Why not send Turner down so he can work things out? Sending him to the bullpen sounds more like they’ve given up on him.

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