Yep, we're going there. This entire year has been a disaster on the Spencer Turnbull front.
There was a lot of promise coming into the season as he was coming off Tommy John surgery and showed flashes of dominace in spring training. He got lit up in his first start of the season in Tampa against the Rays. Looking back, that was a sign of things to come.
Turnbull had a 7.26 ERA in seven starts this season before he was optioned to Toledo. Then, he never reported to Toledo and a random neck injury popped up, prompting the Tigers to place him on the IL.
He also mysteriously switched agents during all of this. He is now a Scott Boras client. That's not fishy at all.
He missed about three months. His rehab assignment went pretty poorly. He was getting lit up in Triple-A. Now, he's on the IL again with a cracked fingernail. I'm not joking.
It's pretty clear that Turnbull thinks the Tigers are trying to game his service time and gain an extra year of control. But the way he's going about is so childish. Even if the Tigers were trying to play the service time game, faking injuries to avoid accruing service time is not a good look.
You can kind of tell that A.J. Hinch is done with the drama, and Harris probably isn't far behind. It'd be best for both sides at this point to just move on.