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Nik Turley SP

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January 14, 2021 02:04 PM
Athletics' Nik Turley: Acquired by Athletics
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Turley was traded from the Pirates to the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Oakland picked Turley up for cheap after he was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh earlier in the week. It's tough to get too excited about a 31-year-old with a 7.78 ERA in 39.1 career MLB innings, but he at least throws left-handed, which could help his chances of winning a relief role.

January 12, 2021 03:56 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Removed from 40-man roster
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Turley was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday.

Turley threw 21.2 innings of relief for the Pirates last season with mediocre results, posting a 4.98 ERA, a 21.7 percent strikeout rate and a 12.0 percent walk rate. The 31-year-old lefty may not be a particularly attractive option on the waiver wire. Troy Stokes was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.

September 28, 2020 08:28 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Stuck with loss Sunday
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Turley (0-3) allowed three runs on two hits and hit a batter in one inning in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Turley was responsible for Cleveland's three-run, go-ahead rally in the seventh inning. The southpaw had strung together 4.1 scoreless innings over his previous five outings. Turley ends the season with a 4.98 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 21.2 innings across 25 appearances.

August 31, 2020 11:40 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Takes loss versus Brewers
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Turley (0-1) gave up a run on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Brewers.

Turley allowed a double to Ben Gamel, and then intentionally walked Avisail Garcia before Chris Stratton entered from the bullpen. Stratton gave up an RBI single to Orlando Arcia, which was enough to stick Turley with the loss. The 30-year-old Turley has allowed three runs over his last 1.2 innings, raising his ERA to 4.85 with a 1.23 WHIP and 10 strikeouts in 13 innings this season.

August 28, 2020 03:36 AM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Nabs save
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Turley did not allow a baserunner and struck out one across a scoreless inning to earn the save in the second game of the Pirates' doubleheader Thursday against the Cardinals.

The Pirates won each game of the doubleheader in close fashion, and Richard Rodriguez was used in the first game. That gave Turley the opportunity to earn his first career save. Turley has a 3.18 ERA, but a 9:7 to K:BB across 11.1 innings for the season.

July 23, 2020 03:00 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Wins bullpen job
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The Pirates selected Turley's contract Thursday.

Turley hasn't appeared in affiliated ball since the 2017 season due to a suspension and elbow injuries, but he stayed healthy throughout spring training and summer camp and impressed enough to clinch a spot on the 30-man Opening Day roster. Most of his initial usage out of the Pittsburgh bullpen will likely come in lower-leverage spots.

June 29, 2020 12:40 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Listed as part of pool
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Turley was added to the Pirates' 60-man player pool.

Elbow injuries kept him out of action since 2017, but he hurled 3.1 scoreless spring innings with seven strikeouts. Turley may not start the season in Pittsburgh's bullpen, but there's a chance he could make his first big league appearance in three years whenever injuries strike.

October 5, 2018 01:56 AM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Outrighted to Triple-A
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Turley (elbow) was shipped to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, John Dreker of reports.

Turley was placed on the 60-day disabled list June 29 with a left elbow sprain, and he failed to pitch again in 2018 following the move. He'll report to Triple-A in a paper move for the time being but is expected to become a minor-league free agent during the offseason.

June 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Moves from restricted list to disabled list
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Turley was activated from the restricted list Friday and placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow sprain, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

Turley had been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He'll now remain off the roster until his elbow heals. When he does return to action, he won't be a compelling fantasy asset, as he's a 28-year-old with just 17.2 career major-league innings and an 11.21 ERA.

January 27, 2018 05:48 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Slapped with 80-game suspension
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Turley was suspended without pay for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Adam Berry of reports.

Turley, who was recently claimed off waivers from the Twins, will begin serving his suspension at the start of the season. He spent most of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Rochester, posting an impressive 2.66 ERA and 79:22 K:BB across 67.2 innings of work (18 total appearances, 10 starts). His success didn't carry over to the majors, however, as he posted an unsightly 11.21 ERA and 2.15 WHIP across 17.2 big-league frames. The 28-year-old will likely serve as organizational bullpen depth when he returns from his suspension in the second half of 2018.

November 7, 2017 03:08 PM
Pirates' Nik Turley: Claimed by Pirates
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Turley was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Monday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Turley spent most of the 2017 season at Triple-A Rochester as a member of the Twins organization. Over 18 games, 10 of which were starts, he put together a 2.66 ERA and impressive 28.9 percent K-rate. However, his success didn't translate to the majors. Across 10 games (17.2 innings) with the big club he was knocked for an 11.21 ERA and 2.15 WHIP.

September 1, 2017 11:52 AM
Twins' Nik Turley: Recalled from Triple-A
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Turley was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

The 27-year-old southpaw has been rocked (12.51 ERA) in 13.2 innings in the big leagues this year, including three starts, but he figures to occupy a mop-up role out of the bullpen in September. He has a 2.66 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 67.2 innings at Triple-A -- splitting time between starting and relieving.

August 23, 2017 01:48 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Sent back to minors
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Turley was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, reports.

The Twins had designated Turley as their 26th man for Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox, so it was fully expected that he'd report back to Rochester at the conclusion of the twin bill. Turley ended up pitching in long relief in the first game of the doubleheader, covering 3.2 innings and giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three batters.

August 22, 2017 05:20 AM
Twins' Nik Turley: Will serve as 26th man Monday
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The Twins optioned Turley to Triple-A Rochester, but subsequently recalled him to serve as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox.

In order to facilitate the addition of Game 1 starter Tim Melville to the active roster, Turley was optioned in what amounted to a procedural move. Though Turley will stick around with the big club for now, he'll likely be bound for Rochester once the doubleheader is completed, as either Melville or Dillon Gee -- the Game 2 starter Monday -- will assume the long-relief role that had previously fallen to Turley.

August 17, 2017 07:05 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Recalled from Triple-A
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Turley was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

Turley was summoned back to the big club to offer a fresh bullpen arm for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians after the Twins' bullpen pitched five innings in Game 1. With Dillon Gee unavailable after tossing 2.2 innings during the first game, Turley should offer length out of the bullpen. He has struggled during his brief time in the majors this season, posting a 16.39 ERA and 2.89 WHIP through 9.1 innings.

June 22, 2017 10:28 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Optioned to minors after tough start
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Turley was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

He'll head back to the minors after another disastrous outing Thursday in which he failed to get out of the first inning while allowing five earned runs to the White Sox. Minnesota will fill his roster spot with a corresponding move Friday.

June 22, 2017 09:36 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Exits in first frame
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Turley (0-2) allowed five runs on six hits and recorded just two outs during Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

The 27-year-old southpaw was overmatched Thursday, and Turley has now allowed 17 runs through just 9.1 innings over his three outings in the majors. The game was delayed because of weather, and it could have interrupted his rhythm leading into the start, but it's still likely that Turley needs more seasoning in the minors. If he sticks in the rotation for another turn, he lines up to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.

June 21, 2017 01:12 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Tabbed for Thursday's start
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Turley will make another big-league start Thursday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins' starting pitching plans were up in the air with Hector Santiago's (shoulder) return timeline still up in the air, but with his return still not imminent, Turley will log at least one more start in the majors. He was shelled for eight runs across 4.2 innings in his previous start, although his propensity for striking batters out in the minors gives him some semblance of appeal in deep formats as he heads into his upcoming clash with Jose Quintana and the South Siders.

June 17, 2017 08:04 AM
Twins' Nik Turley: Gets rocked again
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Turley allowed eight runs on nine hits over 4.2 innings Friday against the Twins. He struck out three and walked four.

Coming off his major-league debut, Turley did not do much to impress, as he was on the hook for all of the runs Cleveland scored Friday night. Depending on the status of Hector Santiago (shoulder), it's possible Turley has taken his final turn in the rotation for the time being.

June 14, 2017 01:16 PM
Twins' Nik Turley: Scheduled for one more MLB start
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Turley will start Friday's game against the Indians, Brandon Warne of reports.

Turley was shelled in his last start in the big leagues, but with Hector Santiago (shoulder) not expected to be ready by the weekend, the Twins will turn to the 27-year-old for one more start. He'll face off with Indians righty Carlos Carrasco in what could be his last big-league start for some time.

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