Justin Turner has signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the Red Sox
Veteran infielder Justin Turner “agrees to a two-year, $22 million deal” with the Red Sox after the LA Dodgers turned down a $16 million club option for the batsman-designated for the 2023 season
Veteran infielder and batsman-designate Justin Turner has agreed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to multiple reports Sunday.
The deal, which is reportedly valued at around $22 million, has not been confirmed by the club.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had a $16 million club option for Turner for the 2023 season, but turned it down and paid him a $2 million buyout.
Veteran infielder hitter Justin Turner has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Red Sox
It was no secret that the Red Sox were looking for a right-hander after losing freehands to Xander Bogaerts (Padres) and JD Martinez (Dodgers).
With Rafael Devers anchored at third base, the 38-year-old Turner is likely to serve as the Red Sox’s designated hitter, replacing JD Martinez, who signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers earlier this week.
However, Turner could also see some time at first base, a position where he has made 25 career starts. Rookie Triston Casas, a left-hander, is expected to be Boston’s starting first baseman, but Turner could see time against some left-handers first.
The two-time All-Star hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games during the 2022 season
Turner, a two-time All-Star, hit .278 in 2022 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games.
In nine seasons with the Dodgers, Turner hit .296 with 156 homers and 574 RBIs and was an integral part of their 2020 World Series Championship. He hit .320 in the Fall Classic that year.
Turner has batted .289 in 14 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (2009-10), the New York Mets (2010-13) and the Dodgers (2014-22) with 164 home runs and 663 RBIs.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mlb/article-11553105/Justin-Turner-agrees-two-year-deal-22m-Red-Sox.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Justin Turner has signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the Red Sox