Turner to get start on Saturday
MIAMI — For the first time since the first week of the season, the Marlins rotation should be at full strength.
Manager Mike Redmond announced Jacob Turner will come off the disabled list and start on Saturday at home against the Dodgers. Tom Koehler will pitch the first game of that series, on Friday. Jose Fernandez falls in line to start on Sunday in the series finale.
Turner opened the season as the No. 4 starter, but he’s made just one start this season. Prior to his second start, which was scheduled to be on April 9 at Washington, Turner sprained his right shoulder while taking batting practice.
Turner made two rehab assignment starts for Class A Jupiter. On Monday, the right-hander threw seven innings, giving up one run while striking out seven. He threw 75 pitches.
In other injury news, Rafael Furcal doesn’t believe his strained right groin is serious. The veteran infielder was returned from his rehab assignment on Sunday after he injured his groin on Friday while playing for Double-A Jacksonville.
Furcal has been on the DL all season with a left hamstring strain.
The 36-year-old is with the big league club in Miami, and he went through baseball activities during batting practice.
Barring any setbacks, Furcal could go back on a rehab assignment this weekend. Chances are he would play at Triple-A New Orleans.
– Joe Frisaro