Brewers, Turnbow agree to three-year, $6.5M deal
The 28-year-old righty tied the Brewers season saves record last year with 39, a mark Dan Kolb set in 2004. The 39 saves ranked fifth in the NL last season, when Turnbow was 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA.
He struck out a career-high 64 batters in 67 1/3 innings.
Turnbow gets $1 million this year, $2.3 million in 2007 and $3.2 million in 2008. He can earn $300,000 annually in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 45 and 50 games finished, $75,000 for 55 games finished and $125,000 for 60 games finished.
Fernandez went 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in nine appearances with the team during spring training. Johnson hit .412 with four RBI, and Rottino batted .387 with 10 RBI.
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