Turnbow Unhappy

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.

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