Found July 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Tuesday night, it became apparent that the three American League Central contenders have the same trade-deadline need. A starting pitcher. In Detroit, Jacob Turner the Tigers top pitching prospect surrendered seven earned runs over two innings in a disastrous outing against the Los Angeles Angels. While the Angels were battering Turner, the Tampa Bay Rays with one of the meeker lineups in the AL scored three first-inning runs against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin. He surrendered four runs in all and failed to complete the sixth inning in a 4-2 loss. Earlier in the day, the first-place Chicago White Sox placed Gavin Floyd on the disabled list with right-elbow tendinitis. At present, their rotation includes two All-Stars (Chris Sale and Jake Peavy), two rookies (Dylan Axelrod and Jose Quintana), and Phil Humber, who has a 7.02 ERA since throwing a perfect game in April even after his win over Boston on Tuesday night. Can the acquisition of one starting pitcher help to swing ...

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: priority position

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Turner, Tigers routed by Angels

DETROIT Jacob Turner had auditions for hisshort-term and long-term future on Tuesday. He failed both spectacularly in a 13-0 loss to the Angels. With two weeks until the trade deadline and the Tigers in dire need of aconsistent starter, Turner could have done one of two things with a strongouting against Los Angeles. He could have earned a rotation spot, or he couldhave made himself...

Jacob Turner and the Lost Fastball

The scouts were filling up the press box Tuesday night in Detroit. Two prospects took the mound for the Angels and the Tigers, Garrett Richards and Jacob Turner, with each presenting a possible trade chip as we approach the July 31st trade deadline. Richards was impressive, hurling seven shutout innings. Turner, on the other hand, couldn’t make it out of the third inning, allowing...

With scouts watching, Turner gets scorched

The end of July is approaching, and that means hot weather and baseball trade rumors. A number of scouts were in Detroit on Tuesday night, supposedly to eyeball top prospect Jacob Turner in his spot start for the Tigers in place of the injured Drew Smyly. They didn't see much, with Turner giving up three home runs and seven runs in his two innings against the Los Angeles...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Week 15 Rookie Report: Turner back in the Bigs

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Turner and the Tigers routed by Angels

The heat and humidity wasn’t the only miserable thing Tuesday night at Comerica, the all around Tigers performance was pretty unbearable in of itself. In fact before the Tigers got their first hit off of Angels rookie starter Garrett Richards in the fourth inning, Los Angeles had already tagged Jacob Turner for seven runs in the first two innings on their way to a 13-0 victory...

Turner, Tigers routed by Angels 13-0

Jacob Turner's latest chance to showcase his talent didn't last long. Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols all homered off the Detroit rookie in the first two innings, and the Los Angeles Angels went on to rout the Tigers 13-0 on Tuesday night. Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales went deep later in the game. The Tigers were shut out for the first time in 159 games...

Game 2012.92: Angels at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 47-44, 3 1/2 games behind Chicago. Alice Cooper threw out the ceremonial first pitch before last night’s game, and from that point on it was Welcome To My Nightmare for young Jacob Turner, who bombed. An outburst of offense was predicted, but I didn’t quite have that in mind (the Tiger offense politely refrained from getting involved). But the good news is that...
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