Red Sox Add Justin Turner on Two-Year Deal, per Report
Nine wonderful years of theDodgersJustin Turner is moving to another major market for a new franchise.
According to reports, Turner has agreed to a two year deal with the company that is just below $22 million in value.Red Sox, According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. After the first year, there is an opt-out clause.
Turner will be Boston’s designated hitter, with Rafael Devers at third. Turner was a Dodgers’ player last season, playing in 128 games. He blasted.278/.350/.438 with 13 runs and 81 RBIs.
Turner, 38, has been a Los Angeles All-Star for the past nine seasons. He rose from a bench utility player to an All-Star. In each of his nine seasons, Turner has had a wRC greater than 120. He was awarded All-Star recognition in 2017 and 21. Turner is perhaps best known for his postseason performance. He was the Dodgers’ all time leader in postseason hits (85) as well as RBIs (42).
The Red Sox missed out on Xander Bogaerts’ re-signing or adding any other top shortstops. However, they have bolstered the bullpen with the acquisitions Kenley Jansen (and Chris Martin) and also added Masataka Yoshida, a Japanese outfielder, to their bullpen. five-year, $90 million deal.
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