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Jacob Turner | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 30 - 2:01 PM

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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.
Mar 14 - 7:17 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.
Mar 4 - 6:49 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

White Sox claimed RHP Jacob Turner off waivers from the Cubs.

Turner was limited to just nine rehab innings in 2015 as he worked his way back from right elbow surgery and was shut down in June after experiencing renewed soreness in the elbow. It's unclear what his health status is now, but the White Sox are obviously willing to take a shot on the former top prospect.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 06:55:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:45:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 06:10:00 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.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 01:26:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:34:00 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
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 02:06:00 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.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 03:24:00 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.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 06:27:00 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

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