Matt Turner (baseball)

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Matt Turner
Born: (1967-02-18) February 18, 1967 (age 48)
Lexington, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1993 for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1994 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win–loss record 5–5
Earned run average 2.79
Strikeouts 64

William Matthew Turner (born February 18, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former middle-relief pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1993 through 1994. He batted and threw right-handed.

A 6' 5", 215-pound hard thrower, Turner was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent in 1986. Then he was sent by Atlanta to the Houston Astros in 1991 in the same transaction that brought Jim Clancy to the Braves.[1] On October 21, 1992, Turner became the first AAA to sign with the Florida Marlins.[2] Turner made his major league debut with the Marlins in 1993 coming out from the bullpen. In 55 appearances, he went 4-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 68.0 innings. After that, he was dealt by Florida to the Cleveland Indians before 1994, his last major league season.

In a two-season career, Turner posted a 5-5 record with a 2.79 ERA and one save in 64 games.

Following his majors career,Turner pitched in the minors with the Wichita Wranglers (AA) and Omaha Royals (AAA).


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