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Monday, January 5, 2009
Rangers agree with Turnbow, 2 others

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Former All-Star pitcher Derrick Turnbow agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers along with fellow right-handers Casey Daigle and Elizardo Ramirez.

The 30-year-old Turnbow was an All-Star in 2006 and was with the Milwaukee organization for the past four seasons. He has a career 17-16 record with a 4.30 ERA with the Brewers and Angels. He spent most of the 2008 season with Triple-A Nashville, where he was placed on the disabled list in July for the duration of the season with right shoulder tendinitis.

Daigle, 27, was 1-5 with a 3.78 ERA at Triple-A Rochester in the Minnesota organization.

The 25-year-old Ramirez had one appearance out of the bullpen last season for the Rangers. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Oklahoma, going 10-7 with a 4.50 ERA. He has appeared in the majors in each of the last five seasons with Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Texas.

The agreements were announced Thursday.