Things never went quite as hoped for Turner, who turned in twenty starts of 3.74 ERA ball in 2013 but without the peripherals to match. He struggled badly in 2014 and ended up heading to the Cubs in a DFA-limbo swap that kicked off something of a journeyman existence of late.
Most recently, Turner stepped into a swingman role for the Nationals. In 39 MLB frames in the 2017 season, he worked to a 5.08 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9. Though he averaged a career-high 95.6 mph on his four-seamer while spending most of his time in the bullpen, Turner generated only a 6.0% swinging-strike rate.
It’s conceivable that Turner will compete for a rotation or bullpen spot in Miami. The Marlins are obviously on the hunt for affordable pitching as they oversee a payroll-paring effort this winter.