Turley hit his first real hurdle in 2010, when he struggled at times in Staten Island, when he went 4-4 with a 4.38 ERA in 61 innings of work. Nevertheless, the young southpaw started last season in Charleston and were he seemed to be opening some eyes. He had a 2.51 ERA in fifteen starts and had a career-high 82 strikeouts, while allowing just 21 walks. Turley was promoted to Tampa in July, where he made two appearances and was off to a bit of a rocky start before his season was abruptly ended.
During his second start with Tampa, Turley put a pitch down the middle of the plate and the batter sent it right back at him. With little time to react and a line drive coming for his face, Turley threw his hands up attempting to at least block his face if he couldn’t catch the ball. While he succeeded at that, he was left with a broken bone in his pitching hand, ending his season.… Click here to read the rest