Former Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman and designated hitter Justin Turner (38) wears a Boston Red Sox uniform.
According to ESPN and MLB.COM on the 19th (Korean time), Turner has agreed to a contract with Boston for two years and an annual salary of 22 million dollars (28.5 billion won). He added that a provision was also included that would allow him to opt out after the 2023 season.
After this season, after the club option of 16 million was rejected, Turner received a buyout of 2 million dollars, and his contract with the Dodgers was completed and became a free agent. He played 128 games this year with a batting average of 0.278, 13 homers, 81 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.788.
A native of State Fullerton, Calif., Turner made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Baltimore Orioles. After playing for the New York Mets for four years and signing a minor league contract with his hometown Dodgers in 2014, he met with coach Don Mattingly and spent his prime. He left a batting average of 0.296, 156 homers, 574 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.865 for nine years with the Dodgers. He was selected to the All-Star Game twice with the Dodgers alone. He was also voted MVP of the 2017 National League Championship and led the team to the World Series.
Turner, with his shaggy red beard as his trademark, was a star player who was loved by fans. For returning the love he received from his fans to his active community outreach, he was even awarded the 2022 Roberte Clement Award. 안전놀이터
Former Boston Red Sox veteran JD Martinez (35), an outfielder and designated hitter, signed a one-year, $10 million annual contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers drew attention by exchanging a two-year free agent contract with Boston. This shows that the two rich clubs are not actively investing in free agent recruitment this year.
Boston, which lost shortstop Zander Bogarts in free agency, has so far posted outfielder Masataka Yoshida (five years, $90 million), closer Kenley Jansen (two years, $32 million), bullpen Chris Martin (two years, $17.5 million), and Joey Lee. They invested $156.9 million in recruiting four people, including Rodriguez ($2 million a year). There is no big fish FA that can be a variable of power.
The Dodgers also have four players as of this day: pitcher Clayton Kershaw ($20 million a year), Shelby Miller ($1.5 million a year), Noah Syndergaard ($13 million a year), and outfielder JD Martinez ($10 million a year). A total of $44.5 million was spent.