Turnbull (0-1) took the loss Wednesday against the Twins, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk across four innings. He struck out two. Turnbull struggled in his first career big-league start, allowing four runs in the second inning on a trio of singles, a walk and a balk before conceding another two runs in the fourth inning on a pair of RBI doubles. Despite the shaky results, it looks like Turnbull will get at least one more turn through the rotation with Michael Fulmer (knee) set to undergo season-ending knee surgery. He lines up for rematch against the Twins, this time in Minnesota.
Turnbull will start for the Tigers on Wednesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The 25-year-old made 23 starts in the minor leagues this season, split across four levels. He posted a 3.92 ERA with a 10.0 K/9. It's unclear if the Tigers will go with a six-man rotation for the rest of the season or if Turnbull will get just one start before heading back to the bullpen.
Turnbull will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Turnbull and fellow minor-league pitcher Matt Hall will join the Tigers for the stretch run after impressing on the farm. The 25-year-old righty posted a 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 133:46 K:BB across 23 starts across multiple minor-league levels. The Tigers are expected to transition to a six-man rotation for the final few weeks of the season, with either Turnbull or Hall entering the rotation.
Turnbull was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports. The organization didn't reveal what type of injury Turnbull is dealing with at this time but he will be eligible to return next Friday. Over 13 starts with Double-A Erie this season, he's logged a 4.24 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
The Tigers optioned Turnbull to Double-A Erie on Friday. The 25-year-old reached Double-A for the first time in his career last season and posted a 6.20 ERA in four starts. The Tigers did add Turnbull to the 40-man roster in November, so he potentially could be an option for the MLB bullpen at some point if a need arises, but he carries very little fantasy value at this point.