Turner cleared waivers Wednesday and was subsequently assigned to Triple-A Syracuse, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. After having his contract selected to provide additional relief help, Turner was DFA'd for the second time this season Tuesday, but he'll remain with the organization following the move. The former first-round pick owns a 6.50 ERA over five starts with Syracuse this season, but has already spent plenty of time in the big leagues, making 18 appearances with the Nationals earlier this season before being demoted.
Turner was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Turner had his contract selected just a day earlier in order to provide a fresh arm in Washington's bullpen, but he'll head back to the minors without making a single appearance. He'll likely serve as an organizational depth piece moving forward, although he could also log a spot start or two if Edwin Jackson (who will replace him on the 40-man roster in a corresponding move) falters in his opportunities.
The Nationals selected Turner's contract from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Turner was initially viewed as an option to replace Joe Ross in the rotation for Tuesday's series opener against the Angels in Anaheim, but the Nationals will instead bring aboard Edwin Jackson from Triple-A to slot into the rotation. If Jackson falters, Turner could receive another look in a starting role, but for the time being, it appears he'll act as the Nats' long man out of the bullpen. Over 18 appearances (two starts) with the big club this season, Turner has compiled a 5.08 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 39 innings.
Turner was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. After being dropped from the Nats' 40-man roster Saturday, Turner passed through waivers unclaimed and will stick in the organization as pitching depth. Now that he no longer possesses a 40-man spot, Turner will face a tougher path to resurfacing in the big leagues.
Turner was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. Turner was cut loose after getting tagged for five runs over 3.2 innings in Friday's loss to the Cardinals. The move clears room on the roster for Sammy Solis (elbow), who was recently activated from the 60-day disabled list. Although he sports an unsightly 5.08 ERA and 23:15 K:BB through 39 innings this season, the 26-year-old Turner could catch on with another team given his past major-league experience. If not, he'll likely report back to Triple-A.
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