Turner re-signed with the White Sox on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. The one-year deal will reportedly pay Turner $1.5 million, which stands to be a reasonable gamble for a player of his talent level. The former ninth overall pick in the 2009 draft is still dealing with elbow soreness that essentially shut him down for all of the 2015 season, so there is some obvious concern. However, the 24-year-old could easily push for a spot in the back end of the White Sox's rotation should Turner's elbow hold up throughout spring training.
The White Sox declined to tender Turner a contract for 2016, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Turner was brought in on a waiver claim in late October, but the White Sox ultimately decided the right-hander was too much of a risk given his persistent elbow troubles. The ninth overall pick in 2009, he has a 4.97 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 298.2 career innings at the major league level.
Starting pitcher Jacob Turner was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Tuesday. This is a bit of a gamble on their part considering Turner sat out almost all of 2015 and was not effective as a starter in 2014. However, Turner used to be a top prospect, and still has some room for growth since he's only 24 years old. The White Sox rotation is pretty crowded, but Turner still has a chance to compete for a spot in the back of the rotation if his elbow can hold up throughout spring training.
Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said pitcher Jacob Turner's elbow "flared up" and that he's been shut down as a result, according to ESPN Chicago. Turner hasn't pitched this season due to a shoulder injury and will not have to recover from this one as well.
Making his second rehab start for the team's Double-A affiliate Sunday, Cubs pitcher Jacob Turner tossed five scoreless innings, reports MLB.com. Turner allowed two hits, struck out three and walked one during the outing. He has been on disabled list since March 27 with right shoulder inflammation.
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