The 23-year-old Turner, whom the Tigers drafted 9th overall in 2009, had a 5.97 ERA as of Monday, when the move was announced.
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander did not blame fans for booing him Monday night.
Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals has been hit in the face by a pitch from Tampa Bay reliever Heath Bell.
Omar Infante walked past the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, where he dressed so many times as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and slipped on a crisp, new Kansas City Royals jersey.
“With Scherzer going to cost what he is going to cost or likely walking away at the end of the season, trading him would get you one big piece immediately and probably another one later,” Valenti continued.
The Detroit Tigers passed up the chance to make $14.1 million qualifying offers to their seven free agents, letting Monday’s deadline pass without making any moves.
Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Infante has not played for the Tigers since July 3 because of an ankle injury.
With Austin Jackson hurt and Andy Dirks out of the lineup, Tigers second baseman Omar Infante took over the leadoff spot Sunday against the Rangers.
Omar Infante – Infante is a solid hitter with a relatively live bat, who has far better range defensively than most major league second basemen.
Tigers second baseman Omar Infante hit his third home run of the season Sunday against the Astros.