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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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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. Nov 30 - 12:37 PM

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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.
Nov 29 - 9:20 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.
Nov 14 - 11:34 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.
Nov 8 - 1:49 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.
Nov 7 - 5:35 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.
Nov 7 - 11:07 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.
Oct 23 - 8:28 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.
Oct 20 - 12:21 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.
Oct 17 - 12:57 PM

Justin Turner knocked in two runs with a triple in the seventh inning as the Dodgers beat the Nationals 4-3 in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday to advance to the NLCS.

The Dodgers scored all four of their runs in a marathon seventh inning. After Joc Pederson tied the game with a leadoff homer against Max Scherzer, Carlos Ruiz put them ahead with an RBI single off Sammy Solis. However, Turner’s triple to deep center field off Shawn Kelley proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Turner went 6-for-15 (.400) with five RBI, five walks, and five runs scored in the series. The Nationals will face the Cubs in the NLCS, beginning on Saturday in Chicago.
Oct 14 - 12:42 AM

Justin Turner clubbed a two-run homer off of Max Scherzer on Friday, powering the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS.

His two-run shot capped off a three-run uprising in the third inning that put the Dodgers ahead 4-0. Turner also singled and was hit by a pitch in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. The Dodgers will now send Rich Hill to the mound on Saturday in an attempt to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Nationals.
Oct 7 - 9:26 PM

Justin Turner went 1-for-3 and scored a run in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.

He led off the fourth inning with a single and came around to score on a Yasmani Grandal base hit. It was the Dodgers' only run of the game. Turner put together a very nice under-the-radar season, registering a .275 batting average with 27 home runs, 90 RBI and 79 runs scored.
Oct 2 - 7:08 PM

Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's demolition of the Rockies.

He also walked twice and reached base in all his plate appearances. All three hits were singles, two of them drove in runs. He is batting .274 with 27 home runs and 89 RBI in 533 at-bats. The 31-year-old journeyman has been an extremely effective hitter since joining the Dodgers in 2014.
Sep 25 - 12:46 AM

Justin Turner hit a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Turner hit a clutch RBI double off Dellin Betances to score Corey Seager in the ninth, finally putting the Dodgers on the board after the two teams had exchanged goose eggs through eight innings. For the season, the veteran third baseman is slashing .271/.338/.502 with 27 homers and 81 RBI over 498 at-bats.
Sep 14 - 8:31 PM

Justin Turner is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Howie Kendrick is at third base, while Andre Ethier is in left field for his first start of the season.
Sep 11 - 10:32 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Enrique Hernandez
2Charlie Culberson
3Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Trayce Thompson
3Andre Ethier
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Darin Ruf
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Scott Kazmir
4Julio Urias
5Brandon McCarthy
6Jose De Leon
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Pedro Baez
2Grant Dayton
3Josh Fields
4Alex Wood
5Josh Ravin
6Adam Liberatore
7Luis Avilan
8Chris Hatcher
9Vidal Nuno
10Yimi Garcia
11Louis Coleman
12Brock Stewart
13Carlos Frias
14Patrick Schuster