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Top Spencer Turnbull News

  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Lands on 60-day injured list

    Turnbull (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

    Turnbull underwent Tommy John surgery in July 2021 and is expected to miss most or all of the 2022 campaign, so Wednesday's move doesn't come as a surprise. The right-hander signed a two-year, $3.65 million contract with Detroit on Tuesday to avoid arbitration.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Nabs two-year deal

    Turnbull (elbow) agreed Tuesday with the Tigers on a two-year, $3.65 million contract to avoid arbitration, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    After the two-year deal expires, Turnbull will be arbitration-eligible for one more year before reaching free agency following the 2024 season. Turnbull is expected to miss the majority, if not all, of the 2022 campaign while recovering from July 2020 Tommy John surgery, so he'll be making a modest $1.5 million this season before his salary climbs to $2.15 million in 2023, when he should be back to full health. Turnbull's deal for 2023 also includes an additional $125,000 in performance-based incentives.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Turnbull underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Turnbull suffered a setback in his recovery in early July, and doctors recommended Tommy John surgery after he was diagnosed with a torn UCL. The right-hander should miss most or all of the 2022 season following the procedure, and a better timetable for his return could be revealed once he resumes activities.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Requires Tommy John surgery

    Turnbull (forearm) will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of 2021, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The righty's injury was initially diagnosed as a forearm strain, but it turned out to be a torn UCL. Turnbull was enjoying a career-best campaign before going on the IL, starting nine games and posting a 2.88 ERA in 50 innings. He also threw a no-hitter, of course. Turnbull's 2022 season is in doubt as well, with the best-case scenario having him back with the Tigers late in the year. Once healthy, the 28-year-old figures to rejoin Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning as the foundation of Detroit's promising young rotation.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Suffers setback

    Turnbull (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Turnbull resumed throwing at the end of June, but he felt something recently and was brought from Lakeland to Dallas to be evaluated, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. The right-hander will be shut down from throwing following his setback, and the team considers early August to be a best-case scenario for his return. Ian Krol's contract was selected by the Tigers as part of a corresponding move.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Cleared to throw

    Turnbull (forearm) was cleared to resume throwing Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Turnbull has been out with a forearm strain since early June. He doesn't have a clear return date, but he's moving in the right direction and is expected to advance to mound work by the end of the week.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Likely out until after break

    The Tigers aren't planning on having Turnbull (forearm) return from the 10-day injured list until after the All-Star break, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Turnbull is set to begin a throwing program this week at the Tigers' spring training facility in Lakeland, Fla., but he'll likely need around three weeks to build up for starting duty after he was shut down earlier this month with a right forearm strain. The right-hander had been Detroit's top pitcher prior to landing on the shelf, going 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and a 44:12 K:BB In 50 innings through his first nine starts.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Nearing throwing program

    Turnbull (forearm) will likely start a throwing program this week. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    This is positive news for Turnbull, who posted a 2.88 ERA in nine starts before landing on the injured list June 5 with a right forearm strain. Having been sidelined a few weeks, the righty will likely require a rehab assignment after completing the throwing program, so he's still a ways off from returning.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: No structural damage to forearm

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Turnbull's right forearm is structurally sound after the 28-year-old underwent further medical evaluations, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. "It's muscular in nature," Hinch said of Turnbull's injury. "He does have inflammation he's got to deal with, but we were very happy with the initial diagnosis."

    The Tigers placed Turnbull on the injured list Saturday with right forearm tightness, a diagnosis he received after being pulled from his start one day earlier. Fortunately for Turnbull, he appears to have avoided a strain of the forearm, and he should be able to treat his injury through rest and rehab while he waits for the inflammation to subside. He remains without a definitive timeline for a return, but one should begin to come into focus once he's cleared to start a throwing program.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Placed on 10-day IL

    Turnbull was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Saturday.

    Turnbull sustained his injury during Friday's start against the White Sox and was removed after just four innings. Manager A.J. Hinch was encouraged by the right-hander's initial test results and said that the issue appears to be muscular rather than structural. Right-hander Bryan Garcia was called up in a corresponding move, and the Tigers haven't yet announced who will take Turnbull's place in the rotation while he's sidelined.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Initial results encouraging

    Turnbull's forearm injury may be simply a muscle strain and not structural, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Turnbull was removed from Friday's start against the White Sox due to right forearm tightness. He'll be further examined in the coming days, but manager A.J. Hinch is optimistic about the right-hander's status going forward. If Turnbull is available for his next turn through the rotation, he tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Mariners on Thursday.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Dealing with right forearm injury

    Turnbull was removed from Friday's game against the White Sox due to right forearm tightness.

    Turnbull lasted four innings in Friday's matchup, but he visited with trainers in the dugout after his final out and was replaced to begin the fifth frame. Prior to his departure, he allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out four. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander will be forced to miss additional time.

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  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Secures fourth win

    Turnbull (4-2) earned the win over the Yankees on Saturday, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out six.

    The right-hander continued his recent run of strong pitching, picking up his third win in his past four outings and narrowly missing his fourth straight quality start. He threw 62 of 100 pitches for strikes while inducing 13 swings-and-misses. Turnbull has allowed one or zero runs three times in his past four games, lowering his overall ERA to 2.93 on the season. He'll look to keep the momentum going in his next start, which is expected to take place in Chicago against the White Sox next weekend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Demopolis, AL
Age: 29
School: Alabama
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R