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Justin Turner | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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Dodgers and INF Justin Turner avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
It's a well-earned raise after Turner had a breakout season in 2014 with a .340/.404/.493 batting line over 322 plate appearances. He'll again serve in a utility role for the Dodgers in 2015. Jan 16 - 1:10 PM

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Justin Turner cracked a pair of homers in Tuesday's defeat of the Giants.

He led off the bottom of the first inning with a round-tripper to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead that it never relinquished. Even still, Turner's solo job in the eighth provided an insurance run that Kenley Jansen surely appreciated in the ninth inning with a runner on second and Hunter Pence at the plate (he popped out to right). The Dodgers have clinched at least a tie for the NL West. With Clayton Kershaw on the bump for Los Angeles on Wednesday, it would appear prudent to start chilling the champagne immediately. Turner has been a serious NL-only contributor this year, batting .333 with seven homers. The Mets, who curiously non-tendered the infielder over the winter, would like him back.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:05:00 AM

Justin Turner went 3-for-6 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

In a lineup loaded with stars, it was Turner who provided most of the offense for the Dodgers on Wednesday. He hit the two-run blast off Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, his fifth home run of the year. The super sub is now batting .327/.394/.458 overall. Pretty good for a guy who was non-tendered by the Mets over the winter.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Justin Turner went 3-for-5 and scored a run, but the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Padres on Friday.

Turner notched his third consecutive multi-hit game and his fifth in his last six games. He's been filling in for Juan Uribe at the hot corner and has done a good job. Overall, Turner is slashing .326/.396/.452 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 270 plate appearances.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:31:00 AM

Justin Turner singled, doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base in Friday's triumph at the Mets' expense.

Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Currently riding a six-game hitting streak, the utility man set free by these same Mets over the winter is 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles, a homer, two steals and five RBI in that span. Turner is slashing an impressive .318/.391/.448 and needs to be started in all NL-only leagues for as long as Juan Uribe is disabled. If you're a mixed league owner with gamble in you and you want to see how long Turner can keep punching above his weight class, knock yourself out.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:58:00 AM

Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 01:08:00 AM

Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Spelling Dee Gordon, Turner did his best Gordon impression with his third stolen base of the season. Turner also scored two of the Dodgers' three runs from the leadoff spot. The do-it-all backup is hitting .310/.374/.435 on the year, but his sporadic playing time and lack of outstanding tools makes him nothing more than a deep NL-only option right now.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday versus the Pirates.

It's safe to say the Mets blew it when they let Turner go last winter. He's been terrific in a utility role for the Dodgers, hitting .301 with three homers and 23 RBI in 166 at-bats.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Dodgers activated INF Justin Turner from the 15-day disabled list.

Turner missed the last three weeks with a strained left hamstring but was able to complete a rehab assignment with no issues. He'll resume his role as a utilityman.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Justin Turner (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Barring any setbacks, he'll be activated on Friday for the beginning of the second half. "If the timing feels good and everything, Friday looks pretty doable," Turner said. "I don’t think it’s a matter of games. It’s just trying to get some at-bats. Everything feels good."
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Dodgers placed INF Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Turner suffered the injury while legging out an RBI double Saturday. It's not clear at this point how much time he'll miss. Carlos Triunfel has replaced him on the roster.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Justin Turner left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a strained left hamstring.

Turner injured the hamstring while running the bases on an RBI double in the bottom of the second inning. There is a good chance he will be placed on the disabled list.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 09:21:00 PM

Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in a win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Batting leadoff, Turner got the game started with a triple. The three-base hit was his first of the year and just the second of his career. He came in to score the game's first run on a Yasiel Puig single. Turner has been seeing everyday action at third base in recent days, and his .299/.353/.429 line means he'll likely continue to see action while he's producing.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Justin Turner is back in Friday's lineup against the Padres.

Turner has been bothered by calf tightness recently, so this is his first start since June 12. The 29-year-old has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers this season, batting .293/.344/.313 with three home runs and 19 RBI over 51 games.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Justin Turner (calf) smacked an RBI double as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Turner was held out of the Dodgers' lineup with calf tightness. He should start Monday versus the Rockies.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 01:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow
14Sergio Santos