Prior to today's game, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from Class AAA Charlotte and transferred third baseman Matt Davidson to the 60-day disabled list. Turner, 25, takes the roster spot of infielder Carlos Sanchez, who was optioned to Charlotte following last night's game.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Turner is 4-7 with a 4.71 ERA (56 ER/107.0 IP), 85 strikeouts and one complete game over 18 starts with Charlotte this season. He ranks fourth in the International League in IP and tied for ninth in strikeouts. Over his last four games, Turner has gone 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA (10 ER/29.2 IP) and 23 strikeouts.
Turner has pitched in 61 games (51 starts) over parts of four major-league seasons with Detroit (2011-12), Miami (2012-14) and the Cubs (2014), going 11-25 with a 4.97 ERA (165 ER/298.2 IP) and 192 strikeouts. His best season came in 2013 with the Marlins when he recorded a 3.74 ERA (49 ER/118.0 IP) over 20 starts.
Turner, who was claimed off waivers from the Cubs on October 27, 2015, will wear uniform No. 29. He originally was selected by the Tigers in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2009 draft.
Davidson, 25, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 1 with a broken right foot suffered running the bases during a game on June 30 vs. Minnesota.
The White Sox 40-man roster remains at 40.