A’s Acquire LHP Nik Turley from Pittsburgh

January 14th, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s acquired left-handed pitcher Nik Turley from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced today.

Turley spent the entire 2020 season with the Pirates and was 0-3 with a save, a 4.98 ERA and .173 opponents batting average. He made 25 appearances, all in relief, and led Major League rookie left-handers in games pitched. The 31-year-old made his ML debut in 2017 with Minnesota but did not pitch in 2018 and 2019 after undergoing “Tommy John” surgery. Turley is 0-5 with a 7.78 ERA in 35 games, including three starts, in two seasons in the majors. He was originally selected by the Yankees in the 50th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and is 52-47 with two saves and a 3.43 ERA in 176 games, including 139 starts, in 10 seasons in the minors.