According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the White Sox claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Cubs. Turner had not been reinstated from the 60-day DL and did not count against the 40-man roster. The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 40 players.
Jacob Turner spent the 2015 season on the disabled list. The Cubs acquire him in August 2014 from the Marlins for minor leaguers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer.
Turner made two rehab appearances for Double-A Tennessee before he was shut down in June. Turner was 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP. Turner allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in nine innings.
Turner’s elbow flared up during the rehab stint with the Smokies. Turner had surgery on his elbow in July and screws were inserted. Turner’s recovery time was four months.
Jacob Turner made one appearance in the Cactus League before the Cubs shut him down in the spring. Turner started the season on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 19.
Reports in March indicated Turner was shut down with a flexor strain and a bone bruise in his right elbow. An MRI during Spring Training did not show any structural damage.
Jacob Turner appeared in eight games and made six starts for the Cubs at the end of the 2014 season. Turner was 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 4.52 FIP. Turner allowed 27 runs, 25 earned, on 42 hits with 10 walks and 17 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings.
The former first round draft pick (ninth overall in 2009) of the Tigers is 11-25 in 61 games, 51 starts, in his career with a 4.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 4.46 FIP.