According to Tom Haudricourt, reliever Derrick Turnbow had his agent contact Brewers GM Doug Melvin about his current mop-up role. Turnbow has been marginalized following this winter’s acquisitions of Eric Gagne, David Riske, and Salomon Torres. He’s not requesting a trade, but he’s not happy.
An uncharacteristic bout of good control in 2005 allowed Turnbow to save 39 games and earn a three-year extension the following spring. He’s paid $3.2MM this season, the last of the deal. If my calculations are correct, he still won’t be a free agent until after the ’09 season. Turnbow has whiffed a ton of hitters over the last two seasons, but he can’t find the plate. The Tigers and Braves are a couple of possible suitors if Melvin decides to shop him.