Hey, cool, that righty from last year is back. Jacob Turner’s road back to Miami has been rather scenic. Turner, who was expected to contribute to Miami’s rotation from the beginning of the season was roughed up in spring training, and then accomplished some horrendous starts in AAA-New Orleans before finding some consistency and earning his call up. Perhaps a consistent Turner prevents Miami’s dismal spiral started by numerous pitching injuries. Perhaps Turner cancels out Alex Sanabia’s seven losses and mashes home runs in his at bats. Perhaps even, Turner was the key to Miami’s World Series run all along. Whether he is or isn’t, Turner and his heavy fastball look to take Sanabia’s place in the rotation starting today, against the Mets.
Here’s the official scoop from the Miami Herald. Before clicking, let’s see how much you remembered about Turner. Before reading, here’s a quick run-down on what Jacob Turner is:
- Right handed
- 22 years old
- Former Detroit Tigers first-round pick
I guess the question still remains, what will Turner add to the team?
Miami Marlins looking for “spark” from Jacob Turner | Sun-Sentinel
Ahhh, here’s your answer. Sparks. Juan C. Rodriguez has the story on what manager Mike Redmond expects from the 22-year old. In addition to “sparks” Redmond excpects Turner to pound the “strike zone” and “log some innings.” Some things to watch for during this evening’s match up.
Rehab is erratic for Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Herald
One of the more frustrating reads from the Herald yesterday, was Giancarlo Stanton is having a hard time rehabbing from his hamstring injury. Sore knees seem to be the culprit holding Stanton back—but there’s a twist! Stanton was seen running, making some question how sore Stanton’s knees actually are.
Ed Lucas, 2004 draft pick will swap places with Nick Green as the utility infielder, as his contract was selected from AAA-New Orleans. Lucas hasn’t played in the bigs before, but Miami was set on Green being a temporary piece, having been DFA’d earlier this season.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
I’m actually a Duane Below fan, so while I root for Turner to blossom during his time in Miami, I would like to see Below tear it up in the minors and earn a rotation spot sometime later. Eshan has the rest of the details on the promotion and demotion.
Justen Rosenberg tackles the seemingly impossible task of listing everything embarrassing about rooting for the Miami Marlins. A walk down last year’s, uh, “memories” and a quick outline on the little Miami’s accomplished this season is a pretty good start.
I looked back one year to see the potential value Miami can expect if fellow bullpen warriors, Mike Dunn and Steve Cishek, were put on the trading block this July.