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Derrick Turnbow reaches a deal with Rangers

The Marlins are out of the running in the chase for Turnbow.

The Rangers moved to upgrade their bullpen Wednesday night by reaching a tentative agreement with free-agent right-hander Derrick Turnbow on a one-year contract.

Turnbow chose the Rangers over the Marlins and Pirates, in large part because of his familiarity with new pitching coach Mike Maddux, according to agent Damon Lapa. Maddux was Turnbow's pitching coach in Milwaukee.

The Minor League contract would pay Turnbow $925,000 if he makes the Major League club, with another $325,000 in performance incentives.

 That liking the pitching coach thing I'm sure was important but I'm guessing the fact that the Marlins wouldn't offer near that amount of money factored into the equation also.

Losing out on Turnbow, is no big deal.