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Jacob Turner taking Edwin Jackson’s spot in Cubs’ rotation

Aug 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

Jacob Turner AP

Per CSN Chicago, Jacob Turner will take Edwin Jackson‘s spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation. He’s expected to toe the rubber on Wednesday in Cincinnati against the Reds.

The Cubs acquired Turner from the Marlins on August 8, sending minor leaguers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer to Miami. Turner has made two relief appearances for the Cubs thus far, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out one in 4 1/3 innings.

In 12 starts and eight relief appearances for the Marlins prior to joining the Cubs, Turner posted a 5.97 ERA with a 54/23 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings.

Jackson has had it worse, leading the league with 14 losses with an ugly 6.09 ERA in 139 innings over 26 starts. He is in the second year of a four-year, $49 million deal with the Cubs.

  1. sportsfan18 - Aug 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Jackson has been really bad…

    In the list of qualified pitchers in the N.L. this season, the man with the 2nd highest ERA right now is at like 4.93

    There is NO qualified pitcher in the N.L. with an ERA at 5.00 or anywhere in the 5 range all the way up to 5.99

    Edwin has so far outpaced himself from the man just below him among qualified pitchers that it’s beyond sad.

    I mean that is a HUGE gap between 2nd to last and Edwin in last place…

    Talk about lapping the field.

  2. recoveringcubsfan - Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Though I no longer root for them, this Epstein fellow seems to actually want to help the Cubs win. Here’s hoping Turner – who I’ve always liked – finds his home in Chicago. Edwin Jackson is a tragedy. Seldom do we see a player with stuff like his who cannot seem to figure it out. The last one I saw was Jason Marquis, a punchline today but live, watching him warm up, the guy had crazy stuff and yet, he wound up getting shellacked more often than not.

  3. dakotah55 - Aug 23, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    E. Jackson is probably Mike Rizzo’s best non-signings ever. Dodged a bullet there.

  4. txraiderfan - Aug 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    A pitching machine has a better chance of giving the Cubs a quality start. Jackson sucks

  5. Old Gator - Aug 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Well, look at it this way: if Turner pitches as badly as Jackson did, he’ll be a bargain at his rookie salary.

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