The Rangers and right-handed reliever Derrick Turnbow have reached agreement on a minor-league deal, general manager Jon Daniels confirmed. The deal was reached Wednesday in the final hours of 2008.
Turnbow chose the Rangers because of his relationship with pitching coach Mike Maddux. They were together the past few seasons in Milwaukee. The deal could ultimately pay Turnbow $1.25 million if he makes the big-league club and meets all incentives.
-- Jeff Wilson