Jacob Turner P CHC 2 weeks ago

Turner has been shut down indefinitely by the Cubs due to persistent soreness in his pitching elbow, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Turner's elbow continues to be a source of concern for the right-hander. He was expected to go on a rehab assignment earlier in the month, but the condition of his elbow appears to have worsened. It appears that Turner will be on the shelf for the forseeable future.

Jacob Turner P CHC 4 weeks ago

Turner (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday.

Turner, who has been on the DL since the start of the season, is expected to start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader for the Smokies. He remains without a firm return timetable, but if everything goes well on the rehab assignment, he could return to the Cubs prior to the end of the month. Turner, who split last season between Miami and Chicago, posted a 6.49 ERA in eight appearances (six starts) for the Cubs.

Jacob Turner P CHC 3 months ago

Turner (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

The Cubs were in need of an extra reliever from the Triple-A ranks after Saturday's 11-inning victory over the Padres, so Turner was dropped from the 40-man roster in order to accomodate the call-up of Gonzalez Germen. Turner's move to the 60-day DL indicates that the Cubs probably aren't counting on having him fully healthy until June at the earliest.

Jacob Turner P CHC 3 months ago

Turner (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Turner seems to have avoided ligament damage, but is still not expected to resume throwing until mid-April. He likely won't be competing for spot starts or a long relief role until some point in May.

Jacob Turner P CHC 4 months ago

Turner (elbow) will take a month off from throwing, CSN Chicago reports.

The good news here is that Turner has no ligament damage, as a second opinion confirmed, but he will need a month to let the bone bruise and mild flexor strain in his right arm heal. Turner made just one Cactus League appearance before the injury forced him out of action. While Turner is out of minor league options, he will be able to spend up to 30 days on a minor league rehab assignment before being activated.

Jacob Turner P CHC 4 months ago

Turner is likely going to open the season on the disabled list due to a mild flexor strain and bone bruise on his right elbow, the Cubs' official site reports.

Turner was a candidate for a rotation job this spring, but he was low on a list of candidates. Now he can be scratched off the list altogether.

Jacob Turner P CHC 4 months ago

Turner was diagnosed with a flexor strain and a bone bruise on his pitching elbow Tuesday and he will be shut down for now, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

This is troubling news for Turner, who had an outside shot at challenging for the No. 5 starter spot in Chicago. Until we learn more, it would be best to avoid Turner in most formats, as a strain to his throwing elbow could be the precursor for him missing significant time.

Jacob Turner P CHC 4 months ago

Turner pitched two scoreless innings in a split-squad loss to the Giants on Thursday.

He walked two and struck out one. He's a bit of a long shot to win a spot in the back of the Cubs' rotation, but if he keeps putting zeroes on the board it can't hurt.

Jacob Turner P CHC 8 months ago

The Cubs exercised Turner's $1 million club option for 2015, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

It wasn't surprising to see the Cubs roll the dice on the former top prospect midway through the season, after he posted a 5.97 ERA in 78.1 innings with the Marlins, but he was even worse after joining the Cubs, posting a 6.49 ERA in 34.2 innings. His 4.37 xFIP suggests he can be better in 2015, but his 14.2 percent K-rate from 2014 demonstrates how low the ceiling is with Turner.

Jacob Turner P CHC 9 months ago

Turner allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in five innings in the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Brewers.

Turner seemed to settle down after allowing 15 runs in his last three appearances. It's the fewest hits he's let up since Aug. 19. He ends the season with a 6.13 ERA.