Goodbye Dodgers Turner signed a two-year $22 million contract with Boston
Justin Turner (38) changes his uniform.
MLB dotcom, the official website of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB), said on the 19th (Korea Standard Time) that “Turner has signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. Turner can return to the free agent market by exercising his opt-out right after the end of the 2023 season, the first year of his contract, or stay in Boston until the 2024 season.
He broke up with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which he had grown attached to. The Dodgers decided not to exercise the team option of $16 million (about 20.8 billion won) next year for Turner. In preparation for the gap, Boston recruited J.D. Martinez for a total of 10 million dollars a year. Turner, who became an FA, chose to move to Boston.
Turner was nominated by the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh round of the 2006 rookie draft. He made his big league debut for the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. He went to the New York Mets in 2010 and was released from the Mets in 2013. He has not been able to become a key player for a long time and has repeatedly stepped in place.
He took root with the Dodgers in 2014, marking a turning point. In 109 games that year, he hit 0.340 with 98 hits in 288 at-bats, seven home runs, and 43 RBIs. He quickly became the main hitter. As the starting third baseman, he maintained a batting average of more than .300 every year and hit a double-digit home run. In 2016, he showed his personal best of 27 home runs and 90 RBIs. He earned his first FA qualification after the end of the season and renewed his contract with the Dodgers for $64 million (about 83.3 billion won).
He contributed to the Dodgers’ World Series victory in 2020. He batted .250 (17 hits in 68 at-bats) and had three home runs and six RBIs in 18 postseason games. In the World Series, he helped with a batting average of 0.320 (8 hits in 25 at-bats) and two home runs and two RBIs in six games. As soon as he won the championship ring, he became an FA again and renewed his contract for $34 million (about 44.3 billion won) for two years 토토추천
Even in his late 30s this year, Turner played 128 games, batting .278 (130 hits in 468 at-bats), 13 home runs, and 81 RBIs. However, in the postseason, he had a batting average of 0.154 (2 hits in 13 at-bats) in four games. I’m off to a new start after finishing my trip with the Dodgers