The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to terms of a two-year contract that brings third baseman Justin Turner back to the organization. The contract is slated to be worth more than $30 million for the two years with the 2020 World Series champion Dodgers. The estimate has the contract as being a $34 million deal with the Dodgers.
It was Justin Turner himself who first tweeted out the news, ESPN insider Jeff Passan tweeted out more details soon after.
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) February 14, 2021
Third baseman Justin Turner’s deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers is for two years and more than $30 million, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 14, 2021
Turner, a 12-year veteran of the big leagues, has spent the last seven years in the Dodgers organization. He was an all-star back in 2017 and received MVP years in each of the three years spanning from 2016 to 2018.
In 2020, Turner played in 42 games for the Dodgers, where he hit .307/.400/.460 with four home runs and 23 RBI on the year. Turner went on to win the World Series with the Dodgers in 2020, and it was also announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 following the conclusion of the game.
Turner was removed from the celebration but then found his way back out onto the field to celebrate with the team and be in the team picture. But, in 2021, Turner will be back with his teammates once again as they look to repeat as world champions.