Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Time Lapsing for Derrick Turnbow Deal

With time running out for the Brewers to strike a deal with another team, expect the club to try to pass struggling reliever Derrick Turnbow through waivers so that he may be placed on a minor league roster and straigtened out.

The Brewers continue to see Turnbow as a potential member of the relief corps, especially with closer Eric Gagne having blown five saves, including three of his last six chances, and his ERA exceeding 6.00.

Though the team has veteran closers Solomon Torres and David Riske ready to step in, GM Doug Melvin has entertained no talk of demoting Gagne, at least publicly.