Marlins Release Derrick Turnbow

Righty reliever Derrick Turnbow has been released by the Marlins, tweets Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.  Yesterday Turnbow said his comeback attempt with the Marlins was over after he left today's Spring Training game favoring his shoulder, tweets Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post. Turnbow told MLB.com's Joe Frisaro that the pain in his shoulder was ten times worse than when he broke his elbow (link goes to Twitter).

The 32-year-old Turnbow signed a minor league deal with Florida back in January, hoping to get back to the big leagues for the first time since 2008. He suffered from extreme control issues after his breakout campaign with the Brewers in 2005, walking 148 batters in 154 innings, majors and minors.

If this is indeed the end of the road for Turnbow, he'll retire with a 4.30 ERA, 65 saves, and a 9.3 K/9 in 257.2 innings. Baseball-Reference.com says he earned just over $7MM during his career.


8 Responses to Marlins Release Derrick Turnbow Leave a Reply

  1. ivdown 5 years ago

    That’s really too bad. You hate to see a story end like this.

  2. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    It is too bad. I have a soft sport for players that have to overcome injuries, long tenure in the minors, labels affixed to them early on. Turnbow was fun to watch-that blazing fastball with no idea where it was going. Fun times.

    I hope his shoulder is in good enough shape to live a normal life. Good luck to you, Derek.

  3. pls7809 5 years ago

    It is too bad…too bad that he used banned substances and got caught while trying out for the 2004 USA Olympic Baseball team. Maybe he got what was coming to him for trying to get an edge early in his career. In fact he was the first MLB player to test positive for a banned steroid.

  4. pls7809 5 years ago

    Too many forget that he was the first MLB player to test positive for steroids while trying out for the USA Olympic team in 2004. Maybe if he didn’t take steroids he wouldn’t have broken down so young.

    • marksawx 5 years ago

      Ya, we got it the first time

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Actually I didn’t catch that. Would you repeat it once more?

      • alphakira 5 years ago

        Too many forget that he was the first MLB player to test positive for steroids while trying out for the USA Olympic team in 2004. Maybe if he didn’t take steroids he wouldn’t have broken down so young.

  5. danorage 5 years ago

    Yeah too bad! he only made $7 million dollars??? cry me a river. I would love to retire at 32 and have that much money.

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