Friday, May 2, 2008

Turnbow DFA, Dillon Recalled

In addition to the awful news today about Yovani Gallardo, there was some good news. The Brewers finally cut their losses with struggling relief pitcher Derrick Turnbow and have designated him for assignment. This means the team now has 10 days to to trade, release or assign the former closer to the minors, and it also gives Turnbow time to decide what he wants to do. Turnbow, 30, has no more options remaining and could refuse the assignment, in which case he would become a free agent and lose out on his $3.2 million salary. Turnbow this season has been down right bad. In 8 games he is 0-1 with a HUGE ERA of 15.63 walking 13 batters and giving up 11 runs in only 6 1/3 innings. His last two outings his worst against Florida where he was not able to record an out after loading the bases and against Chicago where he gave up 6 runs in mop up duty and couldn't finish the inning out. Joe Dillon takes his place on the roster and now gives the Brewers another bat off the bench and a versatile guy in the field.

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