So far this spring, Turnbow has walked four in 8.6 innings. Not much can be said from that sample. While his strikeout rate was a career high last year, Turnbow was lousy by every other metric. The Brewers have him signed for $5.5MM for 2007-08.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel pondered whether the Crew’s recent Elmer Dessens acquisition could open the door for a Turnbow trade. While teams have scouted Turnbow (the Red Sox recently), GM Doug Melvin said he would not trade him.
With Francisco Cordero a candidate to leave as a free agent after this year, perhaps the Brewers are still holding out hope that Turnbow can be their ninth inning guy.