Turner to throw Friday, “very unlikely” to make roster
Jacob Turner, sidelined for the past week with tendinitis in his right shoulder, played catch for the second straight day Wednesday, this time from 150 feet. He’ll have Thursday off before throwing a side session in the bullpen on Friday.
Turner will be re-evaluated from there and get another timetable, which should get him back on the mound soon barring setbacks.
“I’m happy that my arm’s feeling good right now,” Turner said. “That’s what I’m happy about.”
At this point, his health is the main thing to be happy about. With Andy Oliver, Drew Smyly, Duane Below and Adam Wilk now further along with their buildup towards the start of the season, manager Jim Leyland said Turner is “very unlikely” to make the Opening Day roster.