Derrick Turnbow stopped to sign autographs for fans this morning before hopping in his car and driving away from the Marlins' spring training complex -- for good. Turnbow was released on Wednesday a day after his shoulder screamed, forcing him to exit his relief outing in Viera after facing just two batters. Turnbow, who was hoping to make a comeback with the Marlins, will now see a doctor to determine the full extent of his injury.
He does not want to call it quits.
"I'm not ever going to call it quits until my body just can't do it anymore or other teams don't want to give me a shot," he said. "I'm going to keep going."
But Turnbow's next step, as long as surgery isn't necessary, will be in the minors somewhere. He said the Marlins told him they would "keep the door open" as far as a minor-league assignment, as long as he's healthy.
-- Turnbow's name wasn't the only one scratched off the spring training roster. The Marlins optioned pitchers Jay Buente and Brett Sinkbeil to Triple A New Orleans, optioned pitcher Kris Harvey to Double A Jacksonville, and reassigned Dan Jennings, Matt Peterson, Chris Schroder, Chris Hatcher, Matt Dominguez and Ozzie Martinez to minor-league camp.
-- Cameron Maybin, who has been out since March 7 with a groin injury, is back in the lineup for today's game against the Braves. He'll bat second and play center. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Maybin would also play Thursday as he works himself back into shape. Also, Jorge Cantu, who has been out with the flu, is in the lineup:
1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Cameron Maybin, cf; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Logan Morrison, 1b; 6. Hector Luna, 2b; 7. Bryan Petersen, rf; 8. Brad Davis, c; 9. Andrew Miller.