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Justin Turner | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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Justin Turner will start at second base and bat second on Opening Night Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Turner has landed on his feet after the Mets cut him over the winter, beating out a group including $28 million man Alexander Guerrero, former shortstop Dee Gordon and veteran Chone Figgins to function as the Dodgers' starting second baseman in Game 1. Turner, who should be a useful piece in NL-only formats, was non-tendered in December after hitting .280/.319/.385 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 214 plate appearances last season. Mar 20 - 11:12 PM

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Dodgers purchased the contract of INF Justin Turner.

The move adds Turner to the 40-man roster. The versatile infielder will travel with the team for their opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia.
Mar 16 - 4:19 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

The 29-year-old infielder also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's off to a nice start this spring, hitting .333 (10-for-30), but will only be relevant in NL-only formats unless injury strikes in the Dodgers infield.
Mar 16 - 1:08 AM

Dodgers signed INF Justin Turner to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

This confirms a report by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Turner is a stretch as a regular, but he's a decent enough utility man and should come in handy assuming he makes the Opening Day roster.
Feb 5 - 5:46 PM

According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, the Dodgers have reached an agreement with infielder Justin Turner.

No word yet on if it's a major league deal. Turner was non-tendered by the Mets in December after hitting .280/.319/.385 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 214 plate appearances last season. He'll function as a utility infielder with Los Angeles.
Feb 5 - 3:49 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN reports that the Twins have checked in on free agent infielder Justin Turner.

Wolfson is quick to note that he's unsure of the Twins' level of interest however. The 28-year-old slashed a respectable .280/.319/.385 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 200 at-bats with the Mets in 2013. He has the ability to play all four infield positions and would be a nice addition as a utility man.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that Justin Turner has received interest from 10 teams.

The Mets decided to cut Turner loose even though MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn just $800,000 in his first year of arbitration, and it appears he'll have no trouble finding a new gig. The 28-year-old batted .280/.319/.385 with two homers and 16 RBI over 214 plate appearances this past season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Mets non-tendered INF Justin Turner.

It's a minor surprise, as Turner likely would have made under $1 million in his first year of arbitration. Still, the Mets didn't think he did enough to justify returning. The 28-year-old batted .280/.319/.385 with two homers and 16 RBI over 214 plate appearances this season while making starts at all four infield positions. He shouldn't have any trouble finding an opportunity on the open market.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a Mets source that the team projects Justin Turner to make under $1 million in his first year of arbitration.

There's no guarantee that Turner will be back with the Mets next year, but the team doesn't see his projected salary as an overpay. The 28-year-old batted .280/.319/.385 with two homers and 16 RBI over 214 plate appearances this season while making starts at all four infield positions.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Justin Turner will start at third base Wednesday against the Reds.

This will be his first start since his hamstring strain on September 10. He's playing third base Wednesday in place of David Wright.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Justin Turner (hamstring) still isn't ready for game action.

Turner has been sidelined since September 10 when he suffered a strained right hamstring. He's making progress in his recovery, but the training staff hasn't quite cleared him just yet. Expect Turner to return at some point over the final week of the season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Justin Turner (hamstring) is "still a few days away" from returning.

Turner has been sidelined since September 10, when he strained his right hamstring. He probably won't be back until next week.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 07:47:00 PM

Justin Turner was diagnosed Wednesday with a slight strain of his right hamstring.

Turner suffered the injury Tuesday night and underwent an MRI on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old infielder will likely be sidelined until early next week.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Justin Turner left Tuesday's game against the Nationals with tightness in his right hamstring.

He'll undergo an MRI Wednesday. With Wilmer Flores (ankles) also banged up, the Mets' infield depth is thinning out.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 09:47:00 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Indians on Sunday.

Turner has gone 7-for-17 (.412) with two homers and four RBI over his last four games. He's been New York's most consistent offensive performer this past week, but that has more to do with the limp bats surrounding him. The infielder is slashing .271/.314/.376 on the season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chone Figgins
CF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Chris Withrow
6Jamey Wright
7Brandon League
8Scott Elbert
9Onelki Garcia