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.
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.