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Jacob Turner | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Jacob Turner.
No word yet on the framework of the contract. It could be of the minor league variety. Turner put up a 5.08 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 39 innings (two starts, 16 relief appearances) this past season with the Nationals after posting a 6.57 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings with the White Sox in 2016. The former first-round pick of the Tigers pitched for the Marlins for parts of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons. His career ERA in the majors is 5.09. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:23:00 AM

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Jacob Turner has elected to become a free agent.

Turner was outrighted off the Nationals' 40-man roster in July and never climbed his way back. The 26-year-old former top prospect owns a 5.09 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 362 1/3 career major league innings.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Nationals sent RHP Jacob Turner outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Turner was designated for assignment on Tuesday but decided to stay with the Nationals organization after passing through waivers unclaimed, though he's no longer on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old right-hander had a 5.08 ERA in 18 appearances (two starts) this season with Washington.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 01:59:00 PM

Nationals designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment.

The Nats needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Edwin Jackson, who will start Tuesday. Turner holds a 5.08 ERA over 18 appearances -- two starts -- with the big club this season.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse.

Turner, 26, has posted a 5.08 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 39 innings at the major league level this season. Edwin Jackson is expected to start Tuesday, so Turner will likely pitch in long relief.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 09:31:00 AM

Nationals sent RHP Jacob Turner outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Turner cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He had the option to elect free agency, but he has chosen to stick around. The right-hander has mostly pitched in long relief this season while posting a 5.08 ERA and 23/15 K/BB ratio over 39 innings.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Nationals designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment.

The Nats had to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for Sammy Solis and Turner ended up being the odd man out. The right-hander has pitched to a 5.08 ERA this year while mostly working as a long reliever. Manager Dusty Baker is hoping Turner clears waivers so the team can keep him in the organization as minor league depth.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 04:06:00 PM

Jacob Turner surrendered three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings of work during a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

He was spotless through five innings but was tagged by Josh Bell for a three-run blast in the sixth. That one mistake spoiled an otherwise solid start and cost him a loss. He issued four walks against just one strikeout. This was Turner's second start of the season following six appearances as a reliever. He owns a 3.74 ERA with 14 strikeouts and eight walks in 21 2/3 innings.
Wed, May 17, 2017 10:12:00 PM

Jacob Turner will start for the Nationals on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Nats manager Dusty Baker made that announcement after Tuesday's victory. Turner, 25, owns a 3.31 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 13/4 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings (one start, six relief appearances) this season for Washington.
Tue, May 16, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Jacob Turner will fill Joe Ross's spot in the Nationals' rotation.

This comes after Ross was surprisingly optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Turner already made one spot start for the Nationals last week against the Rockies, allowing three runs over six innings. Still, we're not expecting him to be fantasy-relevant. Ross obviously has immense upside and could be deemed ready to return at any time.
Tue, May 2, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Jacob Turner will be kept around to serve as a long man out of the Nationals' bullpen.

There was some thought that he might be designated for assignment after his spot start Monday, but the Nationals decided to option Matt Grace instead. Turner pitched pretty well in that outing on Monday, holding the Rockies to three runs over six innings at power-friendly Coors Field.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Jacob Turner pitched well in his spot start Monday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Rockies in Coors Field.

Turner left with a 4-3 lead, but it didn't survive the seventh. He'll likely be sent down for a fresh arm now, though the Nationals would risk losing him on waivers.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:54:00 AM

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse.

Turner will make a spot start on Monday in Colorado with Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave. Needless to say, it's a situation to avoid for fantasy owners.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed Sunday that Jacob Turner will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to start on Monday against the Rockies in Colorado.

The Nationals were forced to shuffle their rotation with Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave and Baker didn't want one of the club's prospects to be forced into making their MLB debut against the Rockies at Coors Field. Turner owns a career 5.09 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 323 1/3 big league innings and will be a popular target to attack in daily fantasy on Monday.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Jacob Turner suffered a loss against the Marlins in Grapefruit League play on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 4 1/3 frames.

The right-hander walked one and struck out three on the night. The former top prospect owns a 5.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 14 innings for the Nationals this spring. He'll open the year as rotation depth at Triple-A Syracuse.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:01:00 AM

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