Detroit Tigers infielder Jonathan Schoop speaks on Friday, June 4, 2021

, after his team lost 9-8 to the Chicago White Sox.

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The Detroit Tigers placed right-hander Spencer Turnbull, who leads the turn with a 2.88 ERA on the 10-day injury list on Saturday morning.

Turnbull, 28, was diagnosed with a right forearm stiffness. The Tigers stripped him of Friday’s 9-8 loss to the Chicago White Sox after the fourth inning, which, when Turnbull reported, provided a tightness in his forearm. With Doug Teter, athletic trainer Doug Teter and manager AJ Hinch.

The schedule for his return is unclear.

“We have no idea,” Hinch said Saturday. “He hasn’t had another medical examination since 10 hours between this (media) session and my last. The same expectations we left the ballpark as we had this morning. Spencer is not here yet, just speculation at this point.”

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To fill Turnbull’s place on the roster, Tigers recalled Bryan Garcia, the rightful release from Triple-A Toledo. But was sent down to play in the minor leagues on 31 May due to his 7.23 ERA in 18⅔ innings. In 19 games, he made 14 walks and 18 strikes.

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A loss to Turnbull at any time was a tough loss for the Tigers. The starting turnover was 11th-best in MLB with a combined 3.83 ERA. In the past five starts, Turnbull owns a 1.74 ERA, Seven walks and 29 hits in 31 innings. He threw the eighth no-hitting hitter in franchise history on May 18 against the Seattle Mariners.

Turnbull has already seen “two medical teams in Chicago,” Hinch said, but will undergo additional examinations on Saturday. He is also scheduled to visit a medical team in Detroit when the Tigers return home after Series four. Game against the White Sox on Sunday.

Sending Turnbull for a second opinion from an expert was out of the plan at this point.

Friday loss: The Tigers dropped slugfest to the White Sox, 9-8, in the ninth inning.

Turnbull Injuries: Spencer Turnbull left the game with a tight right arm.

Against the White team on Friday, Turnbull fired a single run ball on four innings. He hit the dough out four times. Walks were not accepted and only two hits were allowed – a single home run to Yasmani Grandal in the second inning and an on-field solo to Nick Madrigal in the third inning.

He finished a perfect fourth inning with a 12-pit swing hit with Jermin Mercedes, eight foul bats included, and Turnbull reached 96-97 mph with his fastball multiple times in the attempts to take him away

“Last night I saw him before I went to the hotel,” Hinch said. “He said Mercedes’ batting was when he was a little sick. He didn’t tell me which field. Or I didn’t directly ask him when, but I thought to the middle of the long bat. is when he gets a little tenderness.”

Because the Tigers were unaware of the severity of Turnbull’s forearm strain, Hinch was unsure how the team would proceed to initiate the rotation.

“Monday we have a holiday in advance,” Hinch said. “I didn’t make many announcements before the holiday. We have the opportunity to remember ourselves. Go home and see where it takes us. We’ll have more information on Turnbull and others dealing with a few things. Both here and in Triple-A

“We will have plans to move forward. But we don’t have to rush until the holidays.”

The Tigers are expected to bring right-handed rookie Jose Urena back from an injury to his right arm for the final game of the four-game series on Sunday against the White Sox. To be on the injured list for 10 days on May 29, going back to May 27.

“We have to get through today,” Hinch said. “I learned not to go too far. But the hope is that he will start tomorrow.”

Evan Petzold is a sports reporter at Detroit Free Press. Contact him at Or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold. Read more about Detroit Tigers and subscribe to our Tigers newsletter.