The Reds announced today that catcher Stuart Turner was outrighted after clearing waivers. He’ll remain with the organization at Triple-A.
Turner, 26, was carried on the active roster for all of the 2017 season after being taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Twins. He ended up appearing in only 37 games and taking just 89 plate appearances, over which he carried an ugly .134/.182/.244 batting line.
While the Cincinnati organization achieved full control rights over Turner, he obviously did not exactly force his way into the club’s plans. Though he’ll still have a chance to continue working on his hitting at Triple-A, Turner will need to play his way back onto the 40-man roster.