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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Turner will be recalled to start Sunday against the Angels, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. 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.
Turner could be in line to start next week against Texas, the Chicago Tribune reports. 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.