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Red Sox Scouting Turnbow?

My apologies for the lack of posts today; I had an all-day fantasy draft.  Back to trade rumors: Adam McCalvy of MLB.com had several Brewers ones in today's article.

To begin with, 26 year-old righty starter Ben Hendrickson cleared waivers and was sent to Triple A.  He was angry about it, perhaps because he had a 2.45 ERA in five appearances this spring.  Apparently the Nationals and Padres are interested, and both the Brewers and Hendrickson look forward to a trade.  According to Baseball America, Hendrickson has a plus curve and an 88-91 fastball.  He may be a Quad-A type player; PECOTA sees a 5.00 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 109 innings.

The Red Sox had a scout watching Derrick Turnbow on Friday, though Doug Melvin says he's not shopping the reliever.  Maybe Sox pitching coach John Farrell can fix Turnbow's walk problem, but it's a long shot.  Turnbow has two years and $5.5MM left on his contract.  While that extension was ill-advised, it's not nearly as bad as the Cubs giving Ryan Dempster three years and $15.5MM.  In both cases, fairly small samples of decent control were taken as permanent and rewarded.

McCalvy also mentioned a "lunchroom rumor" that had the Padres looking at Brady Clark. Melvin said he hasn't heard from the club.  The Crew would love to shed Clark's $3.8MM salary.      


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thought you took the day off there

the redson do not need to pursue another questionable reliever, they need to see about lidge or cordero, and if that falls througn, then at least look into trying to get aa proven setup guy from a deep bullpen linebrink, wheeler, or shields

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