Cubs tab Jacob Turner over Kyle Hendricks to start Sunday’s regular season finale


Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald is reporting that the Cubs have opted to start Jacob Turner instead of Kyle Hendricks for Sunday’s regular season finale in Milwaukee against the Brewers, saying that the rookie right-hander has worked enough this season.

Hendricks impressed in his first 13 major league starts, finishing with a 7-2 record, a 2.46 ERA, and a 47/15 K/BB ratio in 80 1/3 innings. He logged 102 2/3 innings over 17 starts at Triple-A Iowa, the most combined innings he’s thrown at any level in his professional career.

Turner, on the other hand, continued to struggle after joining the Cubs on August 8 in a trade with the Marlins. In 108 innings on the season split between both teams, Turner posted a 6.25 ERA with a 69/30 K/BB ratio. The 23-year-old was consistently rated among the game’s 25-best prospects going into the 2010-12 seasons, but has yet to live up to the potential.