Cubs add Jacob Turner to roster

Jacob Turner, acquired in a trade this week with Miami, was placed on the Cubs' 25-man roster Sunday. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

CHICAGO -- Newly acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner was added to the Cubs' 25-man roster for Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays while reliever Neil Ramirez was activated from the disabled list, the team announced before the game.

Turner, 23, was acquired earlier in the week in a trade with the Miami Marlins and will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being. He was 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA in 20 appearances, including 12 starts, for the Marlins this season.

"It's a good opportunity to get a fresh start and regroup a little bit," Turner said Sunday morning.

Ramirez, 25, is in the midst of a breakout rookie season as a set-up man and occasional closer. He had a 0.96 ERA with three saves when he went on the disabled list with triceps soreness last month.

To make room on the roster for the moves, pitcher Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and middle reliever Brian Schlitter was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder soreness.