Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with the Dodgers on Monday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner has been worth 12.9 wins above replacement (according to Fangraphs) over the past three years, but he is also entering his age-32 season, so this seems like a fair deal for both parties. He hit a career-high 27 home runs last year -- his previous career high was 16 -- and while he seems unlikely to duplicate that power performance, his career .282 average seems like a good projection for 2017. If he can stay healthy he should also be good for 75-plus runs and RBI, hitting near the top of the Dodgers' lineup.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
3 months ago

Turner rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer Monday, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off of another productive season at the plate, Turner's decision to decline the one-year offer comes as no surprise. He'll now hit the open market, where he figures to secure a long-term deal from another franchise. Another Dodgers player, Kenley Jansen, also declined the team's qualifying offer Monday, as expected.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
4 months ago

Turner received a qualifying offer from the Dodgers on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner put together another productive season at the plate for Los Angeles, meaning that he'll likely decline this offer. However, the 31-year-old's market value will likely take a hit now that he'll also cost his signing team a draft pick.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Turner will take a rare seat against a right-handed pitcher Wednesday with the Dodgers facing Luis Perdomo. He's hitting .306 with a .925 OPS against righties on the year, but with the postseason approaching, manager Dave Roberts opted to give him a day off for the first time in over two weeks. Howie Kendrick will take over at third base Wednesday.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs, a stolen base and two walks in a 14-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The third baseman is 5-for-6 the last two nights since sitting out Thursday. He has multiple hits in three of his last five games. Turner is hitting .274 with 27 home runs, 89 RBI, 75 runs and four steals in 533 at-bats this season.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Turner has started the past 10 games for Los Angeles, so he'll get a regular day off to rest up before the final week of the season. Howie Kendrick will slide over to the hot corner to fill in for him, while Andrew Toles takes over in left field to round out the lineup.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner came up big Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run in a 2-0 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Turner's double came in a 0-0 game in the ninth against Yankees closer Dellin Betances, and drove in teammate Corey Seager for the go-ahead run. Turner later scored on a throwing error by Betances, giving Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen an insurance run that he didn't end up needing. It was Turner's 30th double of the season, and brought his batting line to .270/.338/.502.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run on Monday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Turner has now homered in consecutive games, giving him 27 for the season. The third baseman got off to a sluggish start this season, but has settled down to post a .269 average to go with his home runs. The powers surge has been unexpected for Turner, who had just 31 career home runs coming into the season.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
5 months ago

Turner is out of Sunday's lineup against the Marlins, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner had a fantastic game Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with a home run. However, Howie Kendrick will cover third base while Turner sits out Sunday.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
6 months ago

Turner is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner will have the night off as Rob Segedin gets the nod to start at the hot corner. Turner has had a tough time at the plate lately and has gone just 1-for-17 (.059) over his last four games.