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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
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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

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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

The Giants are "open-minded" about a potential pursuit of free agent third baseman Justin Turner, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

The Giants already have Eduardo Nunez as an internal option for third base, but they are considering all options as they attempt to lengthen their lineup. They could potentially put Nunez in left field if they were able to sign Turner. Then again, they could simply keep Nunez at third and focus on free agent help in the outfield. Turner received a qualifying offer from the Dodgers on Monday, but he still figures to be a very popular name in free agency. He slugged 27 homers this past season and owns an .856 OPS (136 OPS+) since the start of 2014.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Dodgers extended a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to 3B Justin Turner.

It's a no-brainer move, as the Dodgers will now receive a draft pick should Turner sign elsewhere this offseason. He's going to command a big contract after batting .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs this season. The Dodgers are expected to make a legitimate effort to re-sign him.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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

An easy call for the Dodgers with Turner positioned as one of the top free agents on this market. Now they can get a draft pick if he signs elsewhere, though Los Angeles is known to want him back and ownership has the money to do it. The 31-year-old third baseman slugged a career-best 27 home runs in 2016 and boasts a .296/.364/.492 batting line over the last three seasons. Kenley Jansen will also get a qualifying offer from the Dodgers and he will also decline it, setting up draft pick compensation.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that while the Dodgers "love" impending free agent Justin Turner, they could let him walk if another team bids big on him.

Heyman says that the Dodgers "are very cognizant of age generally" and if another team blows Turner away with an offer, "it’s no certainty they’ll match it." Turner, who will turn 32 in a month, hit an excellent .296/.364/.492 in his three years in Los Angeles and slugged a career-high 27 home runs in 2016. The Dodgers will extend him a qualifying offer, so they'll recoup a draft pick if they lose him.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in Wednesday's 10-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Turner came through with a two-run single in the fifth inning to draw the Dodgers to within 5-2. The Cubs then roared back with a five-run sixth to essentially end the possibility of any true comeback drama. The 31-year-old third baseman has picked up a hit in three of four games this series. He belted a solo home run in Game 3 for his lone LCS homer.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Dodgers have had "very preliminary contract talks" with impending free agent Justin Turner.

Turner is sure to test the free agent market after the World Series -- one of the weakest free agent markets in recent memory -- but the Dodgers could definitely win those sweepstakes. Turner is having a big postseason for Los Angeles and he batted .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 151 games during the regular season. Long underrated, the 31-year-old third baseman is about to get paid in a big way.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 12:57:00 PM

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