The Phillies sign former Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull to a one-year, $2 million contract, following his non-tender by the Detroit Tigers. Turnbull's 2021 no-hitter was a highlight in a career marked by injuries and inconsistency, and his market seemed desolate until the recent deal with the Phillies.

The Big Picture

The deal represents a Detroit reunion under Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who led the Tigers during their most successful period this century, and suggests belief in Turnbull's potential despite his tumultuous tenure with the Tigers.

By the Numbers
  • Spencer Turnbull agrees to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Phillies
  • Turnbull was taken in the second round of the 2014 draft
State of Play
  • Turnbull's non-tender by the Tigers led to his agreement with the Phillies
  • The Phillies, under Dombrowski, aim to solidify their position as perennial postseason contenders
Bottom Line

Spencer Turnbull's move to the Phillies signifies a fresh start after a tumultuous tenure in Detroit, while the Tigers' rotation moves forward without him.