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Jacob Turner | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jacob Turner has been shut down due to soreness in his right elbow.
Turner was on a rehab assignment from a mild flexor strain in the elbow but a flare-up caused him to halt his progress. The Cubs have no timetable for his return to the mound and, obviously, for his eventual return to Wrigley. Jun 24 - 6:45 PM

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Jacob Turner (elbow) allowed two runs over four innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Tennessee.

Turner struck out four and walked just one but served up a two-run homer. The right-hander is making his way back from a flexor strain and bone bruise in his elbow and figures to need most, if not all, of his 30 rehab days.
Jun 9 - 6:10 PM

Cubs transferred RHP Jacob Turner from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Gonzalez Germen. Turner is expected to miss the first couple months of the season with a mild right flexor strain and bone bruise in his right elbow.
Apr 19 - 1:26 PM

Cubs placed RHP Jacob Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Turner was diagnosed on March 10 with a mild right flexor strain and bone bruise in his right elbow. He's not expected to resume throwing until mid-April or so.
Apr 5 - 3:34 PM

Jacob Turner (elbow) will be shut down for the next month.

A second opinion has confirmed that Turner is dealing with a bone bruise and mild flexor strain in his right elbow. "It’s something that, right now, is not smart to throw through, basically," Turner said. "If I try to throw through it, it’s something that could be worse." Turner will obviously begin the season on the disabled list and will be sent out on a rehab assignment at some point before becoming an option for the Cubs.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 13 - 2:06 PM

Jacob Turner was diagnosed with a mild right flexor strain and bone bruise in his right elbow.

Turner will get a second opinion, but he appears bound to begin the season the disabled list. Travis Wood currently has the inside track for the fifth starter job.
Mar 10 - 3:24 PM

Jacob Turner pitched two scoreless innings Thursday against the Giants.

Turner is looking to win a spot at the back of the Cubs' rotation. He did allow three base runners on a single and two walks, but was able to navigate his way out of trouble. The young right-hander had a rough go of things both before and after coming to the Cubs from the Marlins, finishing with an aggregate 6.13 ERA. Turner has struggled to miss bats in close to 300 major league innings.
Mar 5 - 6:27 PM

Cubs exercised RHP Jacob Turner's $1 million option for 2015.

The 23-year-old hurler endured a brutal 2014 campaign split between the Marlins and the Cubs, posting a horrifying 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 71/33 K/BB ratio over 113 innings. He'll head into spring training looking to secure one of the final spots in Joe Maddon's Opening Day rotation.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Jacob Turner allowed two runs over five innings in a win over the Brewers Sunday.

Turner bounced back from a couple poor starts to earn the win in his last start of the season, giving up four hits and three walks over his five innings. It was a strange season for the 23-year-old, who started and relieved for the Marlins before being designated for assignment and joining the Cubs. He finishes 6-11 with a 6.13 ERA, but he's still got enough talent and upside to make a positive impact in the near future.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Jacob Turner allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers Sunday.

Turner gave up three extra-base hits among his eight hits allowed, including Matt Kemp's two-run homer. The loss was the third straight for Turner, dropping him to 5-11 with a 6.33 ERA. Turner will have one more chance to impress the Cubs brass before the offseason, starting Saturday at the Brewers.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Jacob Turner allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Turner has now been subpar in three of his four starts with the Cubs in what has been an overall forgettable year for the 23-year-old. Sunday's start was going alright until the fifth inning, when the Pirates jumped on him for six runs before he was chased. Turner gave up seven hits and walked three on the day as a whole. He's got another tough meeting next weekend against the Dodgers.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Jacob Turner gave up five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Turned had a quality start against the Brewers last week, but he's struggled in two of his three outings since being added to the Cubs rotation. Relief work might be a better situation for him. The Cubs, though, will likely let him finish the season as a starter.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Jacob Turner scattered five hits and allowed one run over six and a third innings on Monday.

This was Turner's second start since replacing Edwin Jackson the Cubs rotation. It went considerably better than his first (in which he allowed six runs). Turner struck out seven and walked only one over his six and a third innings of work. It was a surprisingly clean start for the former-Marlin, who came into the game with a 5.58 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 90 innings. He'll try to repeat this labor of competency when he duels with the Blue Jays in his next start.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Jacob Turner lasted only 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (three earned), in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

It was Turner's first start as a Cub after replacing Edwin Jackson in the rotation. The Reds scored twice in the second inning and put up a four-spot in the fourth. Carlos Villanueva relieved Turner with two outs in the inning, but allowed all of his inherited runners to score. Turner yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out one. Turner has ugly numbers, sporting a 5.84 ERA, a 1.63 WHIP, and a 56/25 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve in a home start against the Brewers on Monday.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Jacob Turner will replace Edwin Jackson in the rotation make his first start for the Cubs on Wednesday.

Jackson's turn actually comes up Tuesday, but Travis Wood will be able to pitch on normal rest then. Turner will be facing the Giants in his first start, which would seem to be a pretty tasty matchup at the moment. Still, he's merely a borderline play in NL-only leagues. In 12 starts for the Marlins, he had a 6.03 ERA.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:53:00 AM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11C.J. Edwards
12Zac Rosscup
13Neil Ramirez
14Yoervis Medina