Spencer Turnbull, who was born on September 18, 1992, is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the United States (MLB). He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2018. On May 18, 2021, Turnbull threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners.
Turnbull went to Madison Central High School in Madison, Mississippi, and the University of Alabama, where he played baseball for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Turnbull entered the starting lineup out of spring training in 2019 and won his first MLB win on April 23. Turnbull finished 3–17 in 30 starts, with a 4.61 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 148+ innings.
His 17 defeats were the most in the major leagues. In addition, he had the lowest run support of any qualified big league starter, averaging only 2.65 runs per game.
Turnbull won the game 7–2 over the Cincinnati Reds on July 31, 2020. It was his first win in 19 outings, and his first at home after 18 prior starts at Comerica Park. Turnbull started 11 of the Tigers’ 58 games in 2020, earning a 4–4 record, 3.97 ERA, and 51 strikeouts in 58+23 innings.
Turnbull was placed on the non-baseball-related (COVID-19) disabled list and did not make the Tigers’ opening day roster for the 2021 season. On April 21, he returned to the rotation and won his season debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Turnbull has managed to keep his personal life out of public scrutiny and as such, there is no information about his relationship status.