Nikolas Carlyle Turley...Wife's name is Rachel...Has three children; son Dane (11/29/13) and Beau (4/7/18) and daughter Brooke (2/7/16)...Is a 2008 graduate of Harvard Westlake High School in Studio City, CA...Played baseball (pitcher/first base) and basketball in high school.
Spent the entire season with Pittsburgh and was 0-3 with a save, a 4.98 ERA and .173 opponents batting average in 25 relief appearances…the games pitched were the most among all Major League left-handed rookie relievers…surrendered just one home run in 21.2 innings…his opponents batting average broke down to .151 (8-for-53) against right-handed hitters compared to .227 (5-for-22) against left-handers…allowed his lone home run and issued seven of his 11 walks to lefties for an .874 OPS…had a .456 OPS against righties…yielded a .108 average with the base empty, .237 with runners on…first batters faced were 4-for-19 (.211) but he walked four and hit two for a .400 on-base percentage…allowed 2-of-5 (40.0%) inherited runners to score…compiled a 0.82 ERA and .132 opponents batting average in 12 games at home, a 9.28 ERA and .216 opponents average in 13 outings on the road…posted a 6.75 ERA in 13 outings on one day of rest, a 2.79 ERA in his other 12 appearances…tossed one inning or fewer in all 25 of his outings.
PITTSBURGH: Was a non-roster invitee with Pittsburgh and did not allow an earned run in four outings (3.1 ip)…was added to the Pirates alternate site roster on June 29 and was selected on July 23…made his season debut on July 25 at St. Louis and retired all three batters he faced…it was his first regular action since pitching with the Twins on Sept. 28, 2017 – a total of 1,029 days in between games…made six straight scoreless appearances from Aug. 9 to 27 (6.0 ip)…retired the final three batters in game two of a doubleheader on Aug. 27 at St. Louis to earn his first Major League save…at 30 years of age, he is the only Pirates pitcher (since saves became official in 1969) to earn his first career save at age 30+ without having an MLB win beforehand…suffered the blown save on Aug. 29 at Milwaukee and his first loss on Aug. 31 at Milwaukee…was scored upon just once in a 10-game stretch from Sept. 3-25 (7.2 ip, 2 er)…had the blown save and loss in his final game of the season on Sept. 27 at Cleveland when he gave up three runs in the seventh inning after entering the game with a 6-5 lead.
Missed his second straight season due to injury (left elbow)...Was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 4/4.
Was placed on the 60- day I.L. on 6/28/18 due to a left elbow strain.
Went 5-5 with a 2.05 ERA (92.0ip/21er) in 23 games (13 starts) between Chattanooga (Twins' AA) and Rochester (Twins' AAA) in 2017; also led Minnesota minor league system with 124 strikeouts...Pitched a 7.0-inning complete game but suffered a 1-0 loss on 4/25/17 vs. Tennessee... Also matched a Southern League record with 14 strikeouts on 4/25; struck out each of the last eight batters he faced... Threw 105 pitches and struck out 15 batters in 6.0 innings of work on 6/6/17 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, setting a Frontier Field record (since 1997)...Was selected by Minnesota on 6/11/17 and made Major League debut that night at San Francisco; started and allowed four runs in 4.0ip, but did not factor in the decision...Also went hitless in two big league at bats on 6/11...Went 0-2 with a 16.39 ERA (9.1ip/17r/17er) in three starts with the Twins before being optioned to Rochester on 6/22/17...Was recalled again on 8/17 and made relief appearance (0.2ip/0r) on 8/18 vs. Arizona...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 8/20/17...Was recalled as the 26th man for doubleheader on 8/21 at Chicago (AL); gave up two runs in 3.2 innings of relief in game one...Returned to Rochester on 8/21... Was recalled a final time on 9/1 and posted a 6.75 ERA (4.0ip/3er) in five relief outings in September...Was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on 11/6...Went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (16.0ip/3er) in four starts with Estrellas during the 2017 Dominican Winter League.
Began 2016 season in White Sox' organization and was an invite to spring training...Was released on 3/28/16...Signed a minor league contract with Boston on 4/3/16 and was assigned to Double-A Portland...Picked up his two professional saves in back-to-back outings on 5/28/16 and 5/30/16... Was released by Boston on 7/14/16...Signed with Somerset in the independent Atlantic League and appeared in 10 games...Made five starts with Estrellas during the 2016 Dominican Winter League (15.1ip/17h/9r/7er/7bb/12so).
Spent majority of 2015 campaign in the starting rotation with Sacramento (Giants' AAA)... Was placed on the injured list on 4/14/15 after suffering a laceration on his left index finger during his first start on 4/13 vs. Las Vegas...Was reinstated from the I.L. and transferred to Double-A San Jose on 5/25...Made his CAREER HIGHLIGHTS lone start with San Jose that day vs. Rancho Cucamonga before returning to Sacramento on 6/1.
Began 2014 season in the Yankees organization on the Triple-A injured list due to left elbow inflammation...Was granted his unconditional release on 4/28/14 to clear room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Chris Leroux...Was re-signed by New York on 5/5/14 and was placed on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's injured list with a strained left elbow...Appeared in one rehab game with the GCL Yankees on 6/21/14.
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A Trenton, going 11-8 with a 3.88 ERA (139.0IP, 60ER) in 27 appearances (26 starts)… while with the Thunder, held left-handed batters to a .171 (20-for-117, 2HR) batting average, while right-handers hit .248 (99-for-400, 9HR)... Finished the season ranked second among Yankees farmhands in strikeouts (141) and tied for second in wins (11)... In 17 games (16 starts) with Trenton prior to the All-Star break, went 7-5 with a 4.34 ERA (83.0IP, 40ER)… following the break, went 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA (56.0IP, 20ER) in 10 starts... Held the Baysox to just 1H in 6.0IP in 5/18 win vs. Bowie… repeated the feat in 7/25 win at Binghamton (6.0IP, 1H)... Struck out a season-high nine batters in 6/26 win vs. Erie (5.2IP)... Made his Triple-A debut on 5/13 with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing 2H and 1ER in 6.0IP (3BB, 4K) in a no-decision vs. Gwinnett… was sent back to Trenton on 5/14… was his only appearance with the RailRiders.
Spent the majority of the season with Single-A Tampa, going 9-5 with a 2.89 ERA (112.0 IP, 36 ER) and 116 K in 24 games (22 starts)...made one start -- his final appearance of the season -- with Double-A Trenton, allowing 3 ER in 5.0 IP and earning the win...His 10 combined wins on the year tied for third-most among Yankees farmhands, while his 3.00 combined ERA ranked second and his 117 K ranked fifth...Was named to the Florida State League postseason All-Star team...led the FSL in ERA (2.89) and ranked fourth in strikeouts (116)...Held opponents to 4 ER or less in each of his outings and 3 ER or less in all but three...Was credited with his first career shutout on 7/23 vs. Lakeland, allowing just 2 H in 7.0 scoreless innings (1 BB, 9 K) in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Combined to go 4-6 with a 2.81 ERA (89.2 IP, 28 ER) in 17 starts with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa...spent most of the season with the River Dogs, going 4-6 with a 2.51 ERA (82.1 IP, 23 ER) in 15 starts...did not allow an earned run in his final four starts, surrendering just 11 H and striking out 24 batters in 20.0 IP during the stretch...Was promoted to Tampa on 7/2 and made just two starts before suffering a fractured pinkie finger on his left hand on a line-drive comebacker.
Went 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA (72.1 IP, 31 ER) in 15 combined games (14 starts) with the GCL Yankees and short-season Single-A Staten Island...Opened the season with the GCL Yankees, allowing 1 ER in 10.2 IP before being promoted to Staten Island on 7/5...made final 12 starts of the season with the SI Yanks...was credited with first career complete game in final outing on 9/2 at Hudson Valley, recording the loss in the first game of a doubleheader (6.0 IP).
In his second season with the GCL Yankees, went 2-3 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 games (10 GS).
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, going 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA in four games (one start)...allowed just 1 ER in 8.0 IP, striking out 13 batters with no walks.