Dodgers ‘Turner Time’ ends…Turner, 2-year, 28.7 billion contract with Boston & opt-out included

You will no longer see ‘Turner Time’ at the LA Dodgers. Justin Turner (38) is heading to the Boston Red Sox.

On the 19th (Korean time), ESPN reporter Jeff Passan said through his SNS, ‘According to sources, Turner is close to signing a two-year, $22 million (approximately 28.7 billion won) contract with Boston. At the end of the season in the first year of his contract, an opt-out clause is included,’ he said.

Turner was a living witness to the history of the Dodgers’ success. Turner, who debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 and suffered a non-tender release from the New York Mets in 2013, has undergone a complete transformation since transferring to the Dodgers in 2014. After signing with the Dodgers in 2014, he recorded a batting average of 209.6 (1088 hits in 3681 at-bats), 156 homers, 574 RBIs, and an OPS of .865 in 1075 games over 9 seasons. Based on the ‘Fan Graph’, WAR (contribution to wins against substitutes) is 33.9, which is 10th in the Dodgers’ history. Although there is no monumental record, ‘Turner Time’, which showed off the ability to solve decisive moments, was a symbol of the Dodgers’ success. 

This year, he had a batting average of .278 (468 at bats), 13 homers, 81 RBIs, and an OPS of .788 in 128 games. He seemed to have been directly hit by the aging curve due to his sluggish performance in the first half, but he made up for his performance with a rebound in the second half. 토토사이트

At the end of the 2016 season, he obtained his first free agency qualification and signed a 4-year, $64 million contract with the Dodgers, and a 2+1 year, $34 million renewal contract after the 2020 season. His two-year contract was up, and he had a $16 million team option for the next year. The club has an option, and the Dodgers didn’t pick Turner’s option. 

Still, there was room for a reunion with Turner. However, the day before (18th), he signed a one-year, $10 million contract with JD Martinez, a designated hitter and 282 home run giant. Turner’s place with the Dodgers disappeared as he filled the designated hitter spot.

As Turner headed to Boston, Boston and the Dodgers swapped the designated hitter for Martinez and Turner. Martinez has been active in Boston until this year.