July 18, 2024

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In anticipation of the 2024 season, the Philadelphia Phillies strengthened their pitching staff by signing Spencer Turnbull, a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, to a two-year contract worth $2 million plus $2 million in incentives, as reported by the New York Post.

Turnbull and Philadelphia have a one-year pact. With 61 career appearances pitched, the pitcher boasts a wealth of experience. As a member of the Tigers, he pitched for over 300 innings and had a 4.55 lifetime ERA. Turnbull had a difficult season in 2023, concluding it with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 7.26. He had Tommy John surgery before to that, which kept him out of the 2022 season. Turnbull is undoubtedly hoping that the pitcher’s new squad and fresh start would give him additional vigor and enthusiasm.

The Phillies are looking to continue their winning ways in 2024. The team finished last season with 90 wins, but placed second in the National League East behind the red-hot Atlanta Braves. The Phillies were 14 games behind the Braves who got 104 victories on the year. The Phillies got through the Braves in the National League playoffs, but fell in the National League Championship Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Philadelphia last won a World Series in 2008.

Turnbull will get his chance to add depth to the Philadelphia rotation as it gets ready to start spring training games in the next few weeks. The hurler may also spend some time working in the Phillies bullpen, per MLB Trade Rumors. The Phillies start spring training contests on February 24 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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