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.
Cubs pitcher Jacob Turner has joined Double-A Tennessee to begin a rehab assignment, the Smokies announced on Tuesday. Turner, who has missed all season with a shoulder injury, is expected to start the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. It is not known how many rehab starts Turner will need before he is ready to be activated from the 60-day disabled list.
The Cubs selected the contract of pitcher Gonzalez Germen and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa Sunday. Germen made 25 appearances with the Cubs last season, posting a 4.75 ERA and 31:14 K:BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings. He tossed 4 2/3 hitless innings in Triple-A before being brought up but issued three walks while striking out five. Szczur went 2 for 10 with three walks and two stolen bases before being optioned. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Germen, the Cubs also transferred pitcher Jacob Turner to the 60-day disabled list. He's recovering from a flexor strain and bone bruise in his elbow.
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