Jim Leyland sent writers out of his office Sunday after his pre–game meeting with the press under the impression that Thursday was going to be a Mr. Bullpen day.
The Detroit Tigers have optioned right-hander Jacob Turner to Triple-A Toledo, one of six roster cuts Monday.
The candidates for the open spot in the Detroit rotation are thinning themselves out.
Tigers top prospect — and consensus 14th best in all of baseball — Jacob Turner was slated to be their fifth starter heading into spring training, assuming they didn’t trade for a pitcher outside the organization.
Jacob Turner pitched 12 2-3 innings in the major leagues last year — enough to realize he still had a lot to work on.
The Tigers won 95 games last season, an ALDS series against the Yankees and pushed the Rangers in the ALCS.
Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters today that he is currently not in any talks with teams about trading for a starting pitcher.
The rumors are flying that the Tigers are going after a starting pitcher.
Jacob Turner showed too much rust and too little experience in his third major league start.
The Detroit Tigers will spend the final week of the regular season doing some fine-tuning ahead of their first playoff appearance since 2006.