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Jacob Turner | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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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. Apr 27 - 1:44 PM

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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.
Apr 25 - 12:54 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.
Apr 24 - 5:09 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.
Apr 23 - 11:27 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.
Mar 25 - 12:01 AM

Nationals signed RHP Jacob Turner to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Turner latched on with the White Sox last winter on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, but he posted a 6.57 ERA in 18 appearances (including two starts) in the majors. The former top prospect is probably going to serve as minor league depth in 2017.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:53:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Jacob Turner outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Turner was with the White Sox during the second half, but struggled in a pair of starts and posted a 6.57 ERA in 18 appearances overall. He's still only 25 years old, but the former top prospect didn't show enough to keep a 40-man roster spot going into the offseason.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Jacob Turner struggled in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing four runs on five hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

The right-hander did manage to strike out six in the ballgame while issuing four free passes. Turner became the first big league pitcher since Jaime Garcia in 2011 to throw 100 or more pitches in an outing that lasted 3 1/3 innings or less. He has now been blasted in each of his two starts since replacing the injured Carlos Rodon in the White Sox rotation. It's unlikely that he'll have a chance to extend that streak to three.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 12:20:00 AM

Jacob Turner was hammered for eight earned runs over four innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels.

Turner was making a spot start in place of Carlos Rodon, who landed on the disabled list before the All-Star break with a wrist sprain. Turner gave up seven hits, including two homers, and he also issued a pair of walks. The right-hander will probably head right back to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 06:35:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Triple-A Charlotte.

He'll start on Sunday against the Angels in place of Carlos Rodon (wrist). Sunday will be Turner's first appearance in the big leagues since 2014. The former first-round pick has had an up-and-down year for Charlotte, recording a 4.71 ERA over 18 starts. The White Sox will make a corresponding roster move after tonight's game.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 08:54:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Jacob Turner outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Turner allowed 14 runs on 20 hits and eight walks over 12 innings during Cactus League action. He was in the mix for a roster spot this spring, but that wasn't good enough to get it done.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Jacob Turner was torched for four runs on six hits and a walk over three frames versus the Royals on Monday.

Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain both took Turner deep in the forgettable outing. The former top prospect has now been knocked around for nine runs across 5 2/3 innings over his last two spring outings. Turner is out of options and isn't making the rotation, so he's likely headed for a long relief role.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Jacob Turner fired two scoreless frames Friday against the Indians.

Turner allowed one hit and a walk while striking out two batters. According to Dan Hayes of, the former top prospect hit 94 mph on the radar gun. There's probably not room for him in Chicago's rotation, but he could be better off in the bullpen anyway.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 06:49:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Jacob Turner to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Turner got non-tendered by the White Sox on Wednesday night, but the club worked quickly to get him back in the fold. The 24-year-old former top prospect was limited in 2015 by right elbow troubles, but he should carry a clean bill of health into the 2016 season. It's a nice bit of low-risk, potentially-high-reward rotation depth for Chicago.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:28:00 PM

White Sox non-tendered RHP Jacob Turner.

The White Sox scooped Turner off waivers from the Cubs in late October. He spent 2015 working his way back from right elbow surgery, but managed just nine rehab appearances before being shut down once more due to lingering soreness. Turner, 24, has never thrown more than 118 innings in a season.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 06:55:00 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
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S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Kelley
2Koda Glover
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Enny Romero
8Matt Albers
9Jacob Turner