Red Sox Sign Former Dodger Fan Favorite
According to Jeff Passan, the Boston Red Sox have signed the third baseman/Designated hitter Justin Turner to a two-year, 22 million-dollar deal. This signing comes after J.D. Martinez announced just last night that he was signing a one-year deal with the Dodgers.
What Does This Mean For The Red Sox?
The signing of Justin Turner may not have been as flashy as some other signings this offseason, but it could prove to be just as important. With Martinez no longer in the picture, the Red Sox needed an adequate replacement—someone who could provide both power and run production from the DH spot. He also has plenty of experience playing on big stages, as he performed well during LA’s World Series runs in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
Who is Justin Turner?
Justin Turner is a veteran third baseman who has spent the last nine years in Los Angeles with the Dodgers. In his nine years in Dodger blue, he’s earned two All-Star selections and one World Series title (2020). He was also a top 10 MVP finalist in 2016-2017 while hitting over .300 in four of his nine seasons in LA.
Thoughts On The Signing
Overall, the signing of Justin Turner is good news for Red Sox fans. They now have another experienced bat that should help fill some of the void left by J.D Martinez. He will also give the team more options when it comes to playing the field, as he is more than capable of playing third base.
While there will still be some uncertainty surrounding how well he adjusts to being more of a full-time DH. His track record speaks for itself—in terms of both production and experience—and it looks like he could bring much-needed stability to Boston’s lineup into next season.
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