The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2MM contract with right-hander Spencer Turnbull, in keeping with Jon Heyman of the New York Submit (X link). Turnbull, a shopper of the Boras Company, may earn one other $2MM in incentives.
MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz projected Turnbull to earn $2.4MM in his ultimate season of arbitration eligibility, but the Tigers selected to non-tender the righty in November. It’s honest to imagine that the clashes between Turnbull and the Tigers over service time contributed to the membership’s resolution moreso than his modest price ticket, although Turnbull additionally has a checkered well being historical past coming off what is nearly three straight misplaced seasons.
Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has some familiarity with Turnbull, as Dombrowski was nonetheless operating the Tigers entrance workplace when Detroit chosen Turnbull within the second spherical of the 2014 draft. The righty battled some shoulder issues throughout his journey up the minor league ladder, however made his MLB debut with 16 1/3 innings in 2018 after which tossed 148 1/3 frames through the 2019 season. Regardless of a league-high 17 losses that yr, Turnbull had first rate sufficient peripherals that he appeared like a possible constructing block for the rebuilding Tigers.
That potential was additional realized when Turnbull posted a 3.46 ERA over 106 2/3 innings in 2020-21. He pitched effectively for Detroit through the COVID-shortened 2020 marketing campaign, after which his 2021 season was highlighted by a no-hitter on Might 18 of that yr. Sadly, Turnbull made solely three extra appearances after his no-no earlier than present process Tommy John surgical procedure, which sidelined him for the remainder of the 201 season and all of 2022.
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