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White Sox claim former top prospect Jacob Turner from Cubs

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White Sox claim former top prospect Jacob Turner from Cubs

The White Sox have pounced on another former top prospect the Cubs have placed on waivers.

Earlier in the year, the Cubs let third baseman Mike Olt go and Sox GM Rick Hahn put a claim in on the slugger.

Now, it's Jacob Turner's turn to switch from the North Side to the South Side.

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

The Sox were awarded Turner on Tuesday after he was placed on waivers. Turner, 24, did not pitch at all in 2015 after dealing with a strained right flexor tendon and right shoulder inflammation. 

After being selected No. 9 in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, Turner found himself in the top 30 of most prospect rankings, including reaching as high as No. 15 in all of baseball according to MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus. 

Turner pitched in eight games and started six for the Cubs in 2014, posting a 6.49 ERA over 34 2/3 innings. The Cubs acquired the right-hander in a trade with the Miami Marlins in 2014 for Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias. 

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.