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Nik Turley | Relief Pitcher | #66

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 50 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates LHP Nik Turley was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for performance-enhancing substance Ipamorelin.
Turley was just claimed off waivers from the Twins in November, and now his Pirates debut will have to wait. He made his major league debut in 2017, posting an ugly 11.21 ERA in 10 appearances. His suspension will begin at the start of the season. Jan 27 - 5:22 PM

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Pirates claimed LHP Nik Turley off waivers from the Twins.

Turley was knocked around in his first taste of the majors this season, but he posted a dominant 2.05 ERA and 124/29 K/BB ratio over 92 innings between Double- and Triple-A. The 28-year-old could be a factor out of Pittsburgh's bullpen next season.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:58:00 PM

Twins optioned LHP Nik Turley to Triple-A Rochester; recalled him as the 26th man in Monday's doubleheader.

The paper move gives the Twins more flexibility with their roster as they could down the days until the expansion on Sept. 1. Turley has given up 17 runs over 10 innings for the Twins this year.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 12:55:00 PM

Twins recalled LHP Nik Turley from Triple-A Rochester.

Buddy Boshers was optioned to Rochester in the corresponding move. The Twins wanted a fresh bullpen arm for the second game of their day/night doubleheader against the Indians. The left-hander will fill a long/middle relief role for Minnesota.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Twins optioned LHP Nik Turley to Triple-A Rochester.

Turley has had an awesome year in the minors (2.05 ERA, 14.35 K/9) but obviously it hasn't translated to the big leagues. He didn't make it out of the first inning Thursday against the White Sox and now sports a miserable 16.39 ERA in his three starts for Minnesota. It could be a while before he gets another shot.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Nik Turley was blasted for five runs on six hits in just 2/3 of an inning in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

Turley was out of this one before it even really got started, with the loudest blows in a five-run first coming on two-run home runs to Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier. The 27-year-old southpaw has surrendered 13 runs on 15 hits in just 5 1/3 innings in two starts since the Twins purchased his contract from Triple-A Rochester on June 11. He may well be heading back to Rochester following this most recent debacle.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 09:52:00 PM

Nik Turley was tagged for eight earned runs, nine hits and four walks across 4 2/3 innings in a loss Friday against the Indians.

Turley threw just 43 of his 76 pitches for strikes and he looked overmatched for the second time in as many starts since his recall from Triple-A Rochester. He is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA and an unsightly 2.42 WHIP through 8 2/3 innings. It wouldn't be surprising to see him returned to the Red Wings after this disaster.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 02:46:00 AM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Nik Turley from Triple-A Rochester.

Turley, 27, will make his major league debut on Sunday versus the Giants. He's posted a nice 2.05 ERA and 85/14 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings this season between the Double-A and Triple-A, but Turley isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Nik Turley will make his major league debut on Sunday versus the Giants.

Turley has registered a promising 2.05 ERA and 85/14 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings this season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Twins. The former 50th-round draft pick will finally get a shot at the major league level after bouncing around the minors and independent ball for nearly a decade.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 08:38:00 AM

Twins signed LHP Nik Turley to a minor league contract.

Turley split the 2016 season between independent ball and the Double-A affiliate of the Red Sox, posting mostly underwhelming numbers. The 27-year-old has yet to appear in a major league game and it probably won't happen in Minnesota, though lefty relievers do tend to get nine lives. Turley was a 50th-round pick of the Yankees in 2008.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 07:42:00 AM

White Sox signed LHP Nik Turley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 26-year-old southpaw spent the 2015 campaign in the Giants organization, compiling a 4.39 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 89/50 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings. He'll function as minor league rotation depth for the White Sox.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Giants signed LHP Nik Turley to a minor league contract.

Turley, 25, had a rough 4.62 ERA and 44/43 K/BB ratio over 60 1/3 innings this past season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate. He's likely to function as minor league pitching depth for San Francisco.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Yankees re-signed LHP Nik Turley to a minor league contract.

The Yankees cut Turley from their 40-man roster at the end of April but will keep him in the organization. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a decent 3.28 ERA and 8.5 K/9 in 486 1/3 career minor league innings.
Thu, May 8, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Yankees released LHP Nik Turley.

The 24-year-old southpaw spent the 2013 season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he compiled a 3.79 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 141/76 K/BB ratio over 145 innings. He could attract interest elsewhere on a minor league pact.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Nik Turley from Double-A Trenton.

An expected move after Turley posted a 2.89 ERA and 116/44 K/BB ratio over 112 innings this season with High-A Tampa. The 23-year-old made one start with Double-A Trenton in September and will likely begin 2013 there.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:32:00 AM

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