Earlier tonight Justin Turner inked a two-year to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Turner will be rejoining the reigning World Series champs who are loaded and primed to repeat as champs.
Justin Turner, a solid presence at 3rd base throughout his 12-year career, has a career WAR of 29.5. A solid hitter, turner is projected to have 18 homers with a .829 OPS.
The Dodgers made a splash earlier this month when they signed Trevor Bauer, and have solidified their starting lineup by re-signing Turner.
Turner has been apart of the Dodgers’ organization since 2014. The Cincinnati Reds drafted Turner in the seventh round of the 2006 MLB Draft. After the Reds traded him to the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, he spent two seasons with them. Turner later joined the New York Mets in 2010 and would spend four seasons in New York.
Turner is a one-time All-Star (2017) and was the MVP of the 2017 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. The same year, the Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series.
Last season, Turner and his teammates brought home the first Dodgers’ World Series Trophy in over 32 years. They beat the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays in six games.