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Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull agrees to 2-year deal

May 24, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull (56) pitches in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Right-hander Spencer Turnbull avoided arbitration on Tuesday by agreeing to terms on a two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team, however the Detroit Free Press reported it was for $3.65 million.

Per the newspaper, Turnbull will earn $1.5 million in 2022 and $2.15 million in 2023. He can receive an additional $125,000 in performance bonuses in 2023, when he is expected to be healthy for the start of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Turnbull, 29, posted a 4-2 record with a 2.88 ERA in nine starts last season. He highlighted his campaign with a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on May 18.

In his career, Turnbull has an 11-25 record and a 4.25 ERA. That includes a 3-17 record (4.61 ERA) in 2019.

–Field Level Media