Justin Turner has left Los Angeles.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Dodgers legend, who was a part of two All-Star teams in L.A. and won a World Series in L.A., has signed a two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. The 38-year old infielder will make roughly $22 million According to the report, the agreement includes an opt-out clause. His primary duties will be at first base and designated hitter for All-Star. Rafael Devers Boston’s third baseman
Turner began his career with The Baltimore Orioles And New York MetsAfter joining the Dodgers, Turner made his name. Turner was a fan favorite and received MVP votes in three consecutive seasons between 2016-18. He also won a World Series in 2020 as one of the longest-tenured players for the Dodgers.
After a slow start, he made his last All-Star team for 2021. He rebounded with a.278/.350/.438 season that saw 13 home runs and 81 RBI. His $16 million option to 2023 was declined by the Dodgers, but Andrew Friedman, the general manager, accepted. described signing Turner to a new deal as a “priority” In November. The sides didn’t seem to be able to come to an agreement and Turner is now part of the Red Sox.
Turner is the latest familiar face that has left the Dodgers for an offseason. seen two-time All-Star Trea Turner Former NL MVP Cody Bellinger Sign with new teams The Dodgers were able to retain a three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on a one-year dealHowever, he appeared to refuse to make a commitment to Turner if there was a payroll. projects as MLB’s fourth-highest Next season. The Dodgers are reportedly signed 35-year-old former Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez Turner’s reported departure from Boston on Saturday was a day before Turner signed a one year contract.