Minor Moves: Freddy Garcia, Nik Turley

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league.

  • Freddy Garcia has completed his deal with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo tweets. Garcia pitched for the Orioles and Braves in 2013, but the Braves released him from a minor-league deal in late March.
  • The Yankees have announced that they’ve released pitcher Nik Turley. Turley, 24, posted a 3.88 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 in 139 innings for Double-A Trenton in 2013. He experienced arm tightness in spring training and has not pitched this season, but if healthy, one would think that a left-hander with his strikeout rate and ability to start could get a look from another organization.


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8 Comments on "Minor Moves: Freddy Garcia, Nik Turley"


Riaaaaaa
1 year 3 months ago

I wish they would have kept him.

LazerTown
1 year 3 months ago

Bit surprising, they seemed like they were really hanging onto him. They carried him all year on the 40-man, after he was rule 5 eligible. His injury must be something really. Being a left I would have thought he could easily end up as a bullpen arm for them this year.

Joe Valenti
1 year 3 months ago

Exactly my thought. I was shocked that they left Kahnle and Burawa unprotected this year. This injury must be really serious, given that they valued Turley over Kahnle and let him go

jjs91
1 year 3 months ago

With Campos out they can’t waste to 40 spots. They probably want him back the same way they wanted and got adams back.

Joe Valenti
1 year 3 months ago

Wow, I worked for the Thunder last year and I really liked Nik. I’m sure another team will give him a shot

coreif
1 year 3 months ago

So much for those comparisons to Andy Pettitte.

JM
1 year 3 months ago

Hey Jocketty, snatch Turley up and let him heal. Major upside with low risk.

Joe Orsatti
1 year 3 months ago

he’ll be signed in a few days, Just plop him on the 60-Day DL and let him rest up until about July, then see how he does and cal him up later