One Milwaukee Brewers official said this afternoon the Red Sox have made an inquiry on embattled former closer Derrick Turnbow, who after making the National League All-Star team came unglued in July, when he was 1 for 5 in save chances and had a 21.32 ERA and lost his closer job.
Is he a guy that new Sox pitching coach John Farrell could turn around? Maybe. But the Red Sox wouldn't feel right giving Turnbow the ball as a closer. There's mixed reaction to Turnbow among the Sox brass. Is he a reliever that could enter the bullpen mix? Perhaps. It's an option the Sox will keep open.
Like everyone, I wish Doug had sold high on Turnbow, as it will be all but impossible to get anything interesting back for him at this point. However, he is making a fair amount of money, so maybe dumping him off for peanuts is worthwhile.
Then again, perhaps the Red Sox aren't even interested in his pitching and have taken his shaggy-dog appearance as evidence of a certain lifestyle: check out the filename on that link.