Turnbow Agrees To One-Year Deal With Rangers

According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the Rangers have reached a tentative agreement with Derrick Turnbow on a one-year deal.

MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan adds that the Rangers signed righthanded pitcher Casey Daigle to a minor league contract. Daigle, 27, had an ERA of 3.78 in 44 AAA games this year. He last pitched in the majors in 2006.

The Rangers also retained Elizardo Ramirez, who pitched for them once last year, with a minor league deal.

Turnbow was also targeted by the Marlins and Pirates, but chose Texas in the end because of his relationship with pitching coach Mike Maddux.  Turnbow will make $925,000 if he makes the major league club out of spring training.  The contract also carries $325,000 in performance incentives.  The 31-year-old right-hander last pitched effectively in 2007, when he posted a 4.63 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 68 innings. 

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