Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 week ago

Turner went 1-for-4 with a double, a pair of RBI and a stolen base in a 6-5 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The stolen base is a positive sign that Turner's knee is feeling good after receiving a preventative lubricating injection last week. He is having a strong spring, batting .375 (6-for-16) with seven RBI after posting career numbers last season. While the 27 home runs last year appears to be an outlier, 2016 was the first time the 32-year-old has logged a full season as a starter in the majors. His isolated power rating of .218 last season isn't far off from the .197 he produced in 2015. So a slight regression in power may be expected, but Turner should still be good for 16-20 homers and solid counting stats while batting in the heart of the Dodgers' potent lineup.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 weeks ago

Turner is batting third and playing third base in Friday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Turner received a lubricating injection in his knee Wednesday, forcing him to rest for a couple of days. It appears to be a simple procedure for his long-term health, so look for Turner to be a full participant going forward.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 weeks ago

Turner received a preventative lubricating injection in his knee and should return to action later in the week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injection doesn't appear to be serious, as he had the same thing done earlier in spring training and was able to return after a few days of rest. He'll likely be back playing by the end of the week and shouldn't be hindered by the knee as spring training progresses.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
4 weeks ago

Turner reached base in both of his plate appearances Saturday, collecting a hit, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a spring training win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Fresh off a big contract extension, Turner is looking to repeat the career marks he set at the plate last season. The 27 homers seems like an outlier when you consider his previous totals and his age, but the third baseman looks like a safe source of batting average, runs and RBI while batting in the the heart of the Dodgers' lineup this season.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
3 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
4 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.