LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have optioned right-hander Jacob
Turner to Triple-A Toledo, one of six roster cuts Monday.
Detroit also reassigned right-hander Chris Bootcheck to minor league camp,
along with infielders Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz and Ryan Strieby and outfielder
Turner is considered by many to be Detroit’s top prospect and was in the
running to become the team’s fifth starter, but he has been bothered during
spring training by tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Left-handers Andy Oliver, Duane Below and Drew Smyly remain in the running
for that final spot in the rotation.
Turner made his big league debut last season, making three starts for the
Tigers and going 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA.