Veteran infielder Justin Turner (38), who has been a regular third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers for a long time, will change his uniform to the Boston Red Sox.
Local media such as MLB.com and ESPN said on the 19th (Korean time), “Turner signed a free agent (FA) contract with Boston, Major League Baseball (MLB), for a total of 22 million dollars (approximately 28.6 billion won) for 2 years. concluded,” he said.
It is known that the terms of Turner’s contract also included an opt-out condition (the right to terminate the contract and become a free agent) after one year.
Turner, who made his big league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, moved to the New York Mets in 2010. However, he did not perform well for the Mets and was released after the 2013 season.
After signing a minor contract with the Dodgers in 2014, Turner opened an era of full-fledged success. He initially served as a backup utility infielder, but developed into a starting infielder mid-season.
Turner, who jumped to become a built-in starting third baseman in 2015, hit double-digit or higher home runs every year through 2019. In particular, in 2017, he was active with a batting average of .322, 21 homers and 71 RBIs, and made his first All-Star appearance in his career. 스포츠토토
Turner chose to stay with the Dodgers in both free agency opportunities. In his first free agent contract, obtained after the 2016 season, he signed with the Dodgers for four years and $64 million. Even after the 2020 season, he chose to stay with the Dodgers again for two years and $34 million.
But this time, a transfer was inevitable. This is because the Dodgers gave up on renewing Turner’s contract. The Dodgers had the right to exercise their team option for next season, but did not exercise it. Instead, they recruited Boston right-handed slugger JD Martinez.
Coincidentally, as Boston, which had let go of Martinez, recruited Turner, the Dodgers and Boston traded Turner and Martinez.