He is back! Justin Turner announced on social media that he is returning to the Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal, Justin Turner deal with Dodgers, per source: Two years, $34M, with club option for third season. Includes $8M signing bonus.
Justin Turner was being Justin Turner in the season in 2020, mostly excellent performance when he played, including the postseason, though with injury reducing the time he was actually on the field.
Turner hit .307/.400/.460 in 2020, right in line with his seven years in Los Angeles. He’s one of the best hitters in baseball, when he plays.He played 42 games this season, 70 percent of the possible games. He played in 75 percent of the Dodgers regular season games during his four-year contract. Turner was incredibly productive despite missing a quarter of games, totaling between 14.3 (FanGraphs) and 15.9 (Baseball-Reference) WAR from 2017-2020.
Dodgers head into Spring Training as one of the best teams in baseball and looking to repeat.
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