Turner was released by the Reds on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Turner cracked the majors in 2017 and appeared in 37 games but had a paltry .426 OPS for the Reds. The 27-year-old spent last season at Triple-A Louisville but slashed .200/.265/.213 in only 22 games.
Turner cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.
Turner reached the majors for the first time last season, hitting a very weak .134/.182/.244 in 37 games. He'll remain minor-league depth for the Reds this season.
Turner was designated for assignment Saturday.
The Reds signed Yovani Gallardo to a big-league deal, so they needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Turner will likely pass through waivers and provide organizational catching depth at Triple-A Louisville.
Turner was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
He was never expected to beat out Tucker Barnhart or Devin Mesoraco for one of the catching spots on the Opening Day roster. Turner will serve as organizational depth this season and could see time in the majors, particularly given Mesoraco's injury history.
Turner is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
Turner had made three straight starts behind the plate, but will give way to Chad Wallach for the series finale. With Tucker Barnhart returning from the paternity list Sunday, Turner is likely to see an immediate decline in playing time.
Turner was reinstated from the paternity list Monday.
Turner is back with the Reds after missing three games over the weekend while attending the birth of his child. He'll continue to serve as Tucker Barnhart's backup behind the dish while Devin Mesoraco (foot) remains sidelined. Chad Wallach was sent back to Triple-A Louisville to clear room.
Turner was placed on the paternity list Friday.
As expected, Turner has landed on the paternity list and will likely return to the team Tuesday after Cincinnati's series against the Pirates. With Turner unavailable, Tucker Barnhart or Chad Wallach will start behind the dish for the Reds.
Turner will go on paternity leave following Thursday's game against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Turner is not in the starting nine for Thursday's series finale, but he'll be available off the bench. With a scheduled off day coming at the end of this weekend's three-game set against Pittsburgh, Turner will likely be away from the team until Tuesday.
Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Padres.
Turner's fifth-inning home run was the first of his career. This was the little-used backup catcher's first start since July 18 and his .167/.217/.238 line coming in suggests this effort won't be enough to earn more playing time.
Turner has two hits and two walks in only 12 plate appearances since the start of July.
Turner hasn't made a start since July 18 and is utilized sparingly as a pinch hitter. The 25-year-old saw infrequent starts with Devin Mesoraco injured to start the season, but is only slashing .171/.222/.244 in 45 plate appearances this season. Turner doesn't sniff enough playing time to currently warrant fantasy consideration.
Turner has two hits in only seven at-bats since coming off the disabled list in mid-June.
The 25-year-old remains Cincinnati's third catcher behind Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart, so expect his current usage rate to remain the same. Turner has a .176/.216/.265 slash line in 37 plate appearances during his first season in the majors.
Turner (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.
The strained hamstring that had kept Turner out for the past month is no longer an issue, so he'll rejoin the big club to serve as the Reds' third catcher. Don't expect Turner to see much usage behind Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart.
Turner (hamstring) will have a good chance to be activated from the DL on Sunday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Turner has been on the DL for nearly a month with a nagging hamstring strain, but it appears he's nearing the end of his rehab stint at Triple-A. Per Rosecrans, Turner will likely get a travel day Saturday before officially returning to the Reds on Sunday. Turner has struggled in limited action for the Reds, going just 4-for-29 at the plate in 13 games this season.
Turner (hamstring) kicked off a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Turner is eligible come off the disabled list Tuesday, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Reds opt to keep him on the rehab assignment for the full 20-day window in an effort to give him regular at-bats. Once activated from the disabled list, Turner will see infrequent work as the Reds' No. 3 catcher behind Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart. The Rule 5 pick isn't eligible to be optioned to the minors so long as he remains in the Reds organization.
Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that Turner (hamstring) could return from the 10-day disabled list in the minimum amount of time, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds moved Turner to the DL on Saturday due to a right hamstring injury, which he sustained while chasing after a wild pitch Friday against the Rockies. Considering Cincinnati already has two healthy catchers on the roster in Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart, the Reds should be able to get by just fine if Turner ends up needing more than 10 days to recover from the injury.
Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear when Turner suffered the injury, though it could have been when he appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's game against the Rockies. Pitcher Asher Wojciechowski was added to the Reds' roster in his place. Turner will be eligible to return May 30 against the Blue Jays, though it's still undetermined if he'll be ready to rejoin the Reds then.
Turner will stick with the Reds once Devin Mesoraco is activated from the DL on Friday, C.Trent Rosecrans from the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This means that the Reds will carry three catchers rather than offering Turner back to the Twins as a Rule 5 pick. This also means that they will carry seven relievers, which is a bit of a surprise given how few innings the team is getting from its starting rotation.
Turner is in the Reds' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, catching and batting eighth.
The 25-year-old fills in to provide a breather for Tucker Barnhart. Turner is 1-for-8 this year in limited playing time, jeopardizing his spot on the roster when Devin Mesoraco (hip) returns within the coming weeks.
Turner is in the Reds' lineup Thursday batting eighth.
The backup backstop fills in for Tucker Barnhart, who started Wednesday night's contest and gets a break Thursday. It'll mark Turner's first career major-league work.
Turner looks like a lock to break camp with the Reds after Rob Brantly was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This was expected, but Brantly's reassignment all but cements Turner's spot on the Opening Day roster. A Rule 5 pick, he has gone 13-for-32 with five extra-base hits and more walks (6) than strikeouts (5) in 21 Cactus League games to date. Turner is slated to serve as the backup to Tucker Barnhart with Devin Mesoraco (hip) still not up to speed. The 25-year-old may be offered back to the Twins once Mesoraco is ready to go.
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