• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Cubs P Jacob Turner now dealing with elbow injury

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cubs' Jacob Turner pitches five scoreless innings in rehab game

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs P Jacob Turner set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs add Germen, option Szczur, transfer Turner to 60-day DL

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs place Beeler, Turner, Wada, Denorfia on 15-day DL

    The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia (hamstring) and pitchers Dallas Beeler (shoulder), Jacob Turner (shoulder) and Tsuyoshi Wada (groin) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. All four moves are retroactive to March 27.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Second opinion confrims flexor strain, bone bruise for Jacob Turner

    Cubs pitcher Jacob Turner told reporters that a second opinion confirmed his initial diagnosis of a mild flexor strain and bone bruise on his right elbow, according to MLB.com. Turner will take a month off from throwing to let his injury heal, and likely open the year on the disabled list. "I just noticed it a little bit the day after [his outing March 5]," Turner said. "It felt like it was something I should get checked out. This wasn't something I was looking at it possibly being. It could be worse. I'll take the time off now and not make it worse. The way they explained it to me is that if I did keep pitching, it could get worse."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Second opinion confirms no ligament damage in elbow for Cubs' Turner

    A second opinion on Cubs pitcher Jacob Turner's elbow confirmed he has no ligament damage, per CSNChicago.com. However, he does have a bone bruise and mild flexor strain. Turner will take a month off from throwing to let his injury heal. He will open the season on the disabled list. "It's something that, right now, is not smart to throw through, basically," Turner said. "If I try to throw through it, it's something that could be worse."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs' Jacob Turner shut down with elbow issues

    Cubs pitcher Jacob Turner will be shut down after an MRI revealed a flexor strain and bone bruise in his elbow, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Turner is set to open the season on the disabled list while recovering from the elbow issues. He was competing with several players to win the final spot in the team's rotation.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jackson, Wood among five vying for final spot in Cubs' rotation

    With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation. "Everybody understands what's going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. "The line I like is that, I'm not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you're going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you're going to hate me forever. "They're very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it's going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs exercise Jacob Turner's option

    The Cubs have exercised a $1-million option on pitcher Jacob Turner for next season. Turner posted a 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 71:33 K:BB ratio in 113 innings in 2014.