Trea Turner and Carlos Rodón almost ended up as teammates?
Turner and Rodón were even roommates at NC State before they were both selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, with Rodón going third overall to the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres selecting Turner 13th overall. According to Fabian Ardaya, Turner tried to recruit him to the Dodgers.
Turner tried selling him on the fit with a franchise that would go on to add not one, but two perennial All-Stars in Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel after Rodón signed elsewhere. He advocated for the organization’s “unbelievable” pitching development and game planning — “It would’ve been another thing to add to his tool belt,” Turner said.
Dodgers and Giants just finished up at 2 game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers stand on top of the NL West as of right now.
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