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Tigers prospect Jacob Turner has an encouraging outing

Apr 24, 2012, 9:21 AM EDT

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Tigers’ prospect Jacob Turner entered spring training with a chance to snag the fifth starter’s spot, but fell victim to shoulder tendinitis and was shut down.  Last night, however, he returned. It was down in Lakeland, so the competition wasn’t fierce, but the results were encouraging: four no-hit innings.

While he likely has a long way to go on the comeback trail, with Doug Fister down for a while and rookies Drew Smyly and Adam Wilk filling in, it’s not crazy to think that Turner will be making some starts at Comerica Park later this season.

  1. nflfollower - Apr 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Well Drew Smyly has looked pretty good, I don’t think he will be replaced as the 5th starter unless he falters. And hopefully fister is back soon.

  2. lionsdetroitcom - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Thankfully we are not in a rush to hurry him back, let him develop and maybe bring him up later in the season. I’m glad to see him do well. The kid should be a REAL good one soon! GO TIGERS! World Series Bound 2012!

  3. normcash - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    He’s only had a few starts, but Smyly looks like the real deal—great movemnet, good
    control and a demanor that belies his youth. He reminds me of Madison Bumgarner of the Giants.

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