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August 05, 2014

Jacob Turner designated for assignment

The Marlins finally ran out of time and patience with Jacob Turner, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday as the Marlins prepared to open a three-game series in Pittsburgh.

Brian Flynn was recalled from Triple A New Orleans to fill his roster spot.

Turner, who experienced another rough outing Sunday, was scheduled to make his next start Saturday in Cincinnati. But with Turner now out of the picture, that start could fall to Brad Penny, who turned in six scoreless innings Monday for Triple A New Orleans and is lined up perfectly to go on Saturday. Penny has not pitched in the majors since 2012 but has done well in the minors since being signed by the Marlins last month. 

We'll see what the Marlins have to say about all of this in the next few hours.

But, for now, it appears that Turner's days with the Marlins could be numbered. The former first-round draft pick never panned out as the Marlins had hoped when they acquired Turner, Flynn and catcher Rob Brantly from the Tigers in their 2012 trade with Detroit in which they gave up Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante.

Turner, who was out of minor league options, has gone 8-19 with a 4.41 ERA during his time with the Marlins.