The Boston Red Sox said on the 7th (Korean time) “Boston signed a one-year contract with infielder Justin Turner (38). Depending on the player’s choice, 2024 The contract can be extended for up to a year.”
According to Jeff Passan of the American media ‘ESPN’, if Turner plays all two years in Boston, he will receive 22 million dollars (about 27.7 billion won).
Turner was selected by the 안전놀이터 Cincinnati Reds in the 7th round of the 2006 draft. Turner moved teams to the Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets, but he didn’t play well. And he ended up wearing a 2014 LA Dodgers uniform. And then Turner’s heyday began.
Turner recorded a batting average of 0.340 and an OPS of 0.897 in 2014 with 98 hits in 288 at-bats, 7 home runs and 43 RBIs, recording a batting average of .30 for the first time in the major leagues. After that, he marked a batting average of 300 in the 2017, 2018 and 2020 seasons. His last season records were 130 hits in 468 at-bats, 13 homers, 81 RBIs, a batting average of 0.278 and an OPS of 0.788. He was named his first All-Star in 2017 and was named National League Championship Series MVP. He won the World Series in 2020 and was voted an All-Star in the 2021 season.
After Turner and Boston signed a contract last month, the US’MLB.com’ said, “Turner, who has been the Dodgers’ main third baseman for the past few seasons, has appeared in 66 games as a third baseman in the 2022 season. He started 61 games as a designated hitter. “Turner is expected to play as a designated hitter or first baseman in Boston. As a free agent, he is expected to replace JD Martinez, a designated hitter in a Dodgers uniform,” he said.
“I have a lot of familiar teammates here who I used to play with. I talked to them a lot,” said Turner. There is potential. As you know, the goal is to win the championship.”
Chris Martin, Kenley Jansen, Kike Hernandez, and Alex Verdugo all had the experience of eating together with Turner at the Dodgers.