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Justin Turner | Third Baseman | #10

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Justin Turner finished 3-for-3 with a solo home run in the Dodgers' exhibition loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
Turner got a lubricating injection two weeks ago in his troublesome left knee, but he's looked plenty healthy lately. The veteran third baseman is now batting .412 with a 1.176 OPS through 43 plate appearances in this year's Cactus League. He has 12 RBI in 14 games. Mar 21 - 7:35 PM

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Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Monday’s Cactus League game against the Angels.

Turner has now hit safely in all three games since receiving a preventative lubricating injection in his sore left knee last week. There’s no reason for concern here as we approach the start of the season.
Mar 13 - 7:19 PM

Justin Turner received a preventative lubricating injection in his sore left knee.

Turner sat out Wednesday's spring game against the Brewers to rest his sore knee, but should be back in the lineup later this week. He has received a few injections this spring as he continues to battle the pesky injury. The Dodgers figure to give him breathers when needed. They re-signed him to a four-year, $64 million contract this offseason and there is no point in pushing him at this point in the spring.
Mar 8 - 5:19 PM

Justin Turner went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Indians.

He missed a couple of games with a sore left knee but returned to action without missing a beat. He had the best season of his career last year when he batted .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI. The 32-year-old signed a four-year, $64 million contract over the winter and is locked in as the Dodgers' starting third baseman.
Mar 2 - 7:14 PM

Justin Turner (knee) is back in the Dodgers' Cactus League lineup on Thursday.

Turner got an injection in his sore left knee on Sunday and it seems to have done the trick. The veteran third baseman went 2-for-2 with two walks and three RBI in his first two Cactus League games last weekend.
Mar 2 - 11:09 AM

Justin Turner had an injection on his left knee following Sunday's Cactus League game.

Turner underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee at the end of the 2015 campaign. There would appear to no longterm concern here, though. As manager Dave Roberts said of the injection, "It's a lubrication thing, just to get ahead of it, and give him a couple days off. He'll be back in there." Turner won't play on Wednesday -- his third day off in a row -- but expects to see action on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Dodgers resigned him to a four-year, $64 million contract just before Christmas.
Source: True Blue LA
Mar 1 - 5:32 PM

Dodgers re-signed 3B Justin Turner to a four-year, $64 million contract.

The deal was first reported over a week ago and is now official. Turner didn't wind up cashing in as much as many thought he would this winter, but that's likely due in part to him wanting to remain with the Dodgers so badly. Los Angeles will gladly take him back after he batted .296/.364/.492 for them the last three seasons.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirms that the Dodgers have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with third baseman Justin Turner.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was first to report those terms on Monday, and now it sounds like an official announcement will be coming soon from the Dodgers. $64 million is a lot less than what most people thought Turner would command on this weak free agent market, but he likely turned down larger offers to remain in Los Angeles. He was born in Long Beach, won a College World Series with Cal State-Fullerton in Orange County, and has obviously enjoyed great success in Dodger blue since being cut loose by the Mets in 2013. Turner, 32, slashed .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 151 games for Los Angeles in 2016. He boasts an .856 OPS (136 OPS+) over the last three seasons and also contributes pretty good defense at the hot corner. It remains a great fit.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 05:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers' deal with Justin Turner, when officially completed, is for four years and $64 million.

It looks like less than what Turner was expected to get going into the offseason and probably just shows how badly he wanted to re-sign with the Dodgers. Turner, who turned 32 last month, batted .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs for Los Angeles in 2016 and graded out superbly in defensive metrics, as well. He'll hit in the middle of the Dodgers' order again in 2017.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:10:00 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Dodgers and free agent third baseman Justin Turner "have been talking about a four-year deal."

There was a local report out of Los Angeles on Sunday suggesting Turner and the Dodgers had already agreed to terms, and Olney does say it could come together quickly, but nothing is official yet. Turner is a native of Long Beach and won a College World Series championship with Cal State-Fullerton (in Orange County), so it was probably going to take an overpay from some other club to pluck the 32-year-old away from Southern California. Or the Dodgers trading for a third baseman first. Look for the announcement of an agreement between Turner and the Dodgers sometime early this week.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:33:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers "prefer to just bring back Justin Turner."

There is talk of trade interest from the Dodgers in White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, but it sounds like Los Angeles will try to negotiate with Turner first. Turner's free agent market has yet to fully develop, but he figures to hit it big after slashing .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs in 2016. He has an .856 OPS (136 OPS+) over the last three seasons and also plays a pretty good third base.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears the Angels have checked in on free agent Justin Turner.

But the big question here is whether Anaheim has the money to make a competitive offer given that Turner is one of the most sought-after free agents out there and is known to be drawing interest from a number of high-budget teams. Heyman believes a reunion with the Dodgers remains the most likely scenario.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Mark Saxon of ESPN.com reports that the Cardinals aren't pursuing free agent third baseman Justin Turner.

This comes after Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Tuesday that the Cardinals have interest in Turner. It's worth noting that Saxon wrote at the time of Morosi's report that he heard a few weeks ago that the Cardinals didn't see Turner as a fit. The Cardinals would probably have to trade Jhonny Peralta to make room for him, but there's no doubt he'd be an upgrade. Perhaps they'd rather just focus their resources on landing an outfielder. We'll soon find out who is right here.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 12:37:00 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cardinals have interest in free agent third baseman Justin Turner.

The Dodgers would surely like to keep Turner, but they are going to face plenty of competition. The 31-year-old has put up an .856 OPS (136 OPS+) in 386 games over the past three seasons. The Cardinals have already announced that Matt Carpenter will make the move to first base in 2017, but they'd still have a surplus in the way of infielders if they end up signing Turner. Because Turner rejected a qualifying offer from the Dodgers, teams will have to surrender a draft pick in order to sign him.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 09:20:00 AM

Justin Turner will reject a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers.

Not a difficult call for Turner, who should get one of the richest free agent deals this winter as a well-rounded 31-year-old third baseman in a market with very few reliable infielders. Turner slugged 27 home runs in 2016 and boasts an .856 OPS (136 OPS+) in 386 games over the last three seasons. He's also a solid defender at the hot corner.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:34:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Alex Wood
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Steve Geltz
11Yimi Garcia
12Brandon Morrow