The Detroit Tigers are planning to give Jacob Turner his second career start next Thursday. With Justin Verlander getting an extra day of rest, it was necessary for someone to make a spot start on Thursday, and Jim Leyland and company decided that Turner was the man for the job.
Turner's first career MLB start came back on July 30. He got the start against the Los Angeles Angels and struck out six batters in 5.1 innings. He took the loss despite giving up only two runs and allowing only three hits.
After his start in Detroit, Turner was sent to Triple-A Toledo. Prior to the game with the Tigers he was playing for Double-A Erie. In Toledo he made three starts and pitched 17.1 innings. He gave up six earned runs and struck out 20 batters with the Mud Hens.
With the rosters expanding on Thursday, it's no surprise that Turner is getting the call to make a start. No players will have to be sent down to make room for him, and the move gives Turner another chance to pitch in the big leagues this year.