Turley signed a minor league contract with the Twins, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Turley was released by the Red Sox in mid-July after some struggles in the minors, but he pitched masterfully in an independent league, sporting a 2.02 ERA and a 12.1 K/9 in 49 innings pitched. The Twins decided to take a chance on the left-hander, although he'll likely be limited to the upper levels of the minor leagues until he shores up his control issues.
Turley had a spring ERA of 4.50 and WHIP of 2.00 while only pitching in two of the White Sox exhibition games. Turley didn't receive much of a chance to show himself during the White Sox spring training after signing a minor league contract with the club in January. He doesn't appear to be one of the top pitching prospects for Chicago, but he's starting the season with Triple-A Charlotte.
Turley signed a minor league dealsigned a minor league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday. Turley spent last season in the Giants' organization, working to a 4.56 ERA with 85 strikeouts in 102.2 innings with their Triple-A affiliate. The 26-year-old has yet to appear in the majors in his career, but he figures to serve as organizational depth either as a starter or out of the bullpen.
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.