Jacob Turner
RP CWS
1 month ago

Turner signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

The time has long since passed when people could realistically wait on a breakout year from the former top pitching prospect. Turner has a 5.09 ERA and 210:123 K:BB over 323.1 big league innings. He should serve as organizational depth at the Triple-A level for the Nationals in 2017.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
4 months ago

The White Sox outrighted Turner off the 40-man roster Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The primary purpose of the transaction was to remove Turner from the 40-man roster, and he was outrighted after clearing waivers. Turner will be a free agent this offseason and posted a 6.56 ERA over 18 appearances with the White Sox in 2016, so it remains to be seen what his next move will be.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
6 months ago

Turner will move to the bullpen after the announcement that Anthony Ranaudo will start Wednesday against the Cubs, the White Sox's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner struggled in his first two starts in place of the injured Carlos Rodon, with his last outing lasting all of 3.1 innings. Rodon should be back from injury in short order, so Turner's stay in the rotation would not have been long anyway. Look for him to pitch in low-pressure relief situations for the immediate future.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
6 months ago

Turner (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite strong strikeout numbers, Turner simply couldn't keep the Tigers' hitters off the base paths, leading to another poor outing. He's only pitched 7.1 innings over his two starts and has been a major drag on the team's bullpen in each of his two starts, and his ERA is now at 14.73. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Cubs.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
6 months ago

Turner (0-1) allowed eight runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings to take the loss Sunday at the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Turner entered the fourth inning with a 2-1 deficit, but then gave up seven runs while retiring only three additional hitters, leading to his exit. With an outing like this, it could be difficult for him to keep a roster spot when Carlos Rodon (wrist) returns from the disabled list. He'll make his next start Friday against the Tigers.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
6 months ago

Turner's contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte in advance of Sunday's start against the Angels, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

With manager Robin Ventura looking to rest rotation members Chris Sale and Jose Quintana following their appearance in last Tuesday's All-Star Game, Turner will step in to fill out the starting staff. The White Sox currently have a vacancy in their rotation with Carlos Rodon (wrist) on the DL, but Turner doesn't project to stay with the team once Rodon returns. Turner owns a 4.71 ERA across 107 innings at Charlotte this season.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
6 months ago

Turner will be recalled to start Sunday against the Angels, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old will get his first major-league opportunity since 2014 as the White Sox reward All-Stars Chris Sale and Jose Quintana with extra rest. Turner, who missed nearly all of 2015 with elbow issues, has posted unsightly numbers with Triple-A Charlotte this season (4.71 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) and it's hard to imagine he'll stick around once Carlos Rodon is cleared to return.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
9 months ago

Turner could be in line to start next week against Texas, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox's fifth starter gig remains "fluid" after John Danks' release earlier this week. Erik Johnson got the first crack at the spot, but his audition lasted all of one mediocre start. Turner has had mixed results thus far at Triple-A Charlotte, striking out an impressive 9.1 per nine, but also walking batters in droves.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
10 months ago

Turner was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Turner has struggled mightily this spring, and after starting the spring in the mix for a rotation spot, he won't even make the Opening Day roster. That being said, if he improves at the Triple-A level, he could find his way back to Chicago at some point in the season.

Jacob Turner
RP CWS
10 months ago

Turner allowed two home runs in the White Sox's loss to the Mariners on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He allowed a two-run shot to Nelson Cruz and then a solo home run to Leonys Martin to start the next inning. Turner entered camp with an outside chance of earning a rotation spot, but now it's not a guarantee that he will make the bullpen.