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Tigers Prospect Jacob Turner Promoted To Triple-A Toledo, Will Make Start On Sunday

The progression to the big leagues for Detroit Tigers top prospect Jacob Turner took another step forward Saturday, as the righty was promoted from the Class A-Advance Lakeland Flying Tigers to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Turner will make his first Triple-A start of the season for the Mud Hens Sunday, when Toledo faces the Gwinnett Braves at 2:05 p.m. ET.

For the past month, Turner has been rehabbing his shoulder with the Flying Tigers. He struck out a season-high eight batters in seven scoreless innings on Tuesday.

Toledo was where Turner was supposed to be coming out of after spring training. However, he suffered a bit of a setback when shoulder tendinitis forced him to stay in Florida. The 20-year-old was hoping to make the team full-time in 2012 after appearing in three games last season, going 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA.

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