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Batting practice injury sends Marlins pitcher Jacob Turner to disabled list

Apr 9, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner hurt his shoulder taking batting practice prior to yesterday’s scheduled start. He was scratched from the outing against the Nationals and now the Marlins have placed him on the disabled list with a strained shoulder.

Left-hander Brad Hand, who had begun the season in the bullpen, will move into the rotation to sub for Turner.

Turner showed some good promise for the Marlins last season at age 22, starting 20 games with a 3.74 ERA, although his 77/54 K/BB ratio in 118 innings was unimpressive. A former top prospect, Turner was acquired from the Tigers in the Anibal Sanchez trade.

Oh, and in terms of needing batting practice: Turner is 4-for-51 (.078) with 24 strikeouts and zero walks in his career as a hitter.

  1. pjmitch - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    One term…..

    DH

    • groupofsevenrules - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      Why, because no everyday player ever hurt themselves taking a hard swing?

  2. someguyinva - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Hand is listed as starting tonight; Henderson Alvarez started yesterday for the Marlins.

    Are you from the future, Mr. Gleeman?

    • Francisco (FC) - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      More to the point, when does Hand get to pitch against Johnson? or Wood?

  3. Old Gator - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Tough break. Hope it’s just a sprain and nothing serious. The Feesh need this kid to build on his experience if they want to be even respectable this season.

    • Old Gator - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Hokay, bit of an update: Arquimedes Caminero was called up to replace Brad Hand in the boolpen, and Turner’s injury has been characterized as a “mild” strain, so he goes on the DL retroactive to last Friday. Caminero can pitch two or three innings if needed.

      The Feesh report that he “aggravated” his shoulder, which seems to imply that he was already hurt, if only slightly. So, the question is, did the shoulder already bother Turner last week when he was ineffective against the Rocky Mountain Oysters last Thursday? Turner has been mentioned as possible trade bait this spring so you have to wonder if the Feesh are just downplaying whatever is ackcherley wrong here.

      • cur'68 - Apr 9, 2014 at 6:22 PM

        “Arquimedes Caminero”????? There’s a PERSON named “Arquimedes Caminero”???? Holy guacamole, man! Why was I not informed of this? I must, MUST name my next few dogs “Yadier, Jose, & Arquimedes”. I freakin’ LOVE that name!

        Arquimedes Caminero…nice…I wonder how Vin Scully would say that…

      • Old Gator - Apr 9, 2014 at 9:32 PM

        Yeah, it’s a goody. But in other news, the Feesh announcers for tonight’s game with the Gnats now say that Turner has been turfed back to Macondo for an MRI. It may just be precautionary, or it may be something more serious than the team has inferred so far. We shall see….

  4. jss1330 - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    If he hit any worse he’d have to play short

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