White Sox decline to tender 2016 contracts to Tyler Flowers and Jacob Turner
The Chicago White Sox have declined to tender 2016 contracts to catcher Tyler Flowers and right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner.
Flowers, 29, batted .239 (79-331) with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 112 games (100 starts) last season.
Flowers is a career .223 (283-1,287) hitter with 46 homers and 142 RBI in 431 games over parts of seven major-league seasons, all with the White Sox. He was acquired from Atlanta on December 4, 2008 as part of a six-player deal.
Turner, 24, was acquired off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on October 29. He spent most of the 2015 season on the Cubs disabled list with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow but made two starts with Class AA Tennessee in June during a rehabilitation assignment, going 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP).
Turner, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, is 11-25 with a 4.97 ERA (165 ER/298.2 IP) and 192 strikeouts in 61 games (51 starts) over parts of four major-league seasons with Detroit (2011-12), Miami (2013-14) and the Cubs (2014).
All remaining unsigned White Sox players have been tendered contracts for the 2016 season.