Detroit Tigers Not Ready to Send Spencer Turkelson to Triple-A

Spencer Turkelson, captain of the 2020 Detroit Tigers’ first-placed team, raised his racquet over his head.

Then the 22-year-old pushed the wood into the ground.

His racket exploded into two pieces, with the smaller, broken part released near the home console. The larger piece fell to Turkelson in front of the house as he ran to first base.

“I’m really good with that,” manager AJ Hinch said of Torkelson’s frustration shown Tuesday afternoon in front of 13,844 fans at Comerica Park. “If it doesn’t come out at some point, it might boil over a bit.”

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Spencer Turkelson of the Detroit Tigers throws the ball to first base to come out during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

The moment the bats broke as she came out of sloppy territory in the fifth inning of Game 2 double-headed Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics, with 25-year-old right-hand man Adrian Martinez on the hill in his MLB debut.

Torkelson went in on Wednesday without a hitch in his last 11 games, hitting .059 (2 for 35) with three runs and 15 hits in his last 11 games.

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