After game one of Thursday’s doubleheader, several Twins beat writers somewhat surprisingly reported that Nik Turley had just walked into the Twins clubhouse. I say “somewhat surprisingly” because there had been no prior indication that the Twins were calling up Turley, and as far as I know, he had been with the Rochester Red Wings during their game this morning in Columbus (thought he did not pitch in that game).
After fifteen or so minutes it came out that the Twins have recalled Turley and optioned down Buddy Boshers. We’re saved!
Turley last appeared for the Red Wings in a rare relief on August 13th. He went 1.1 innings and didn’t give up a run on two hits and zero walks. Turley, of course, made three appearances for the Twins earlier this year, posting a 16.39 ERA over just 9.1 total innings. Yes, all three of those appearances were starts, and all together equaled only 9.1 innings. Yikes.
Still, pitching reinforcements are welcome after the disaster that was game one of today’s doubleheader. It’s unclear how long Nik Turley will strick around, or when the Twins decided to make this move. If Aaron Slegers does well in tonight’s start, the team could also opt to keep him on the roster and send Turley back down.