The Giants announced Friday they reassigned pitcher Nik Turley, pitcher Clayton Blackburn and pitcher Ray Black to minor-league camp. Blackburn is considered the Giants' fifth-best prospect by Baseball America.
The Giants have signed outfielder Justin Maxwell, right-hander Cory Gearrin and southpaw Nik Turley to free agent contracts, Baseball America has reported. Maxwell managed just six hits in 40 at-bats for Kansas City in 2014. Gearrin lost the season to elbow surgery while Turley spent the year in the Yankees minor league system and has yet to pitch in the big leagues.
The Yankees optioned outfielder Slade Heathcott and pitcher Nik Turley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday, while catcher Gary Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Trenton.
Yankees catcher Austin Romine was the first significant cut of the spring for New York on Monday, reports the Journal News. Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with LHP Francisco Rondon and RHPs Dellin Betances and Brett Marshall. The team also optioned LHPs Manny Banuelos and Nik Turley, RHP Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores to Double-A Trenton. New York also reassigned pitcher Chase Whitley, catcher J.R. Murphy and first baseman Luke Murton to minor league camp.
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