The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Spencer Turnbull agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that includes performance bonuses.

Turnbull, who was second round by the Detroit Tigers in 2014, pitched well  in the shortened 2020 season and the first two months of 2021 before injury.

In 20 starts over that time, he went 8-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 106⅔ innings. The highlight was a no-hitter on May 18, 2021 against the Seattle Mariners.

Turnbull had Tommy John surgery in 2021, which forced him to miss the entire 2022 season.

The 31 year old Turnbull battled injuries in 2023, posting a 7.26 ERA in seven starts with Detroit. He had a 6.23 ERA in eight combined starts with Triple-A Toledo and Single-A West Michigan.

This low-cost move for the Phillies, that hopefully could pay off, if Turnbull is able to regain the form he had prior to the injury.

Pitcher Spencer Turnbull. Photo courtesy of Duane Burleson / Getty Images Sport / Getty


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