After being a two-time All-Star and community leader in the last nine years, Justin Turner revealed at the beginning of free agency that he hopes to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers this winter.
Turner also expressed a desire to retire as a member of the Dodgers.
Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, has identified Clayton Kershaw and Turner as top priorities for the Dodgers in free agency. rice field.
Turner remained signed with the Boston Red Sox after the Dodgers appeared to move to replace him by agreeing terms with JD Martinez.
Despite disappointing developments in free agency, Turner is looking forward to playing for the Red Sox and maintains fond memories of his time with the Dodgers.
“Regardless of anyone’s opinion of what should have happened or what happened or what happened, I don’t think it takes anything away from my nine years in Los Angeles with the Dodgers,” he said. told by Justin. Turner Day celebrations at the Los Angeles Dream Center.
“It was a really great ride that I was on. and I’m looking forward to heading to Boston and playing for the Red Sox… another great organization.”
Hundreds of fans lined up for Turner’s autograph and stood next to the Justin Turner Foundation booth to thank Turner for speaking to the media.
When pressed further about how free agency played out, he replied, “I don’t think it helps anyone to go back in time and speculate about what happened.” is with the Red Sox.I’m happy to be with the Red Sox.I’m looking forward to going to Boston and spending time.
“I don’t want to blow or tarnish the last nine years that I have been through and all that I have accomplished during that time. is worth noting.
“I’d rather celebrate the ninth anniversary than talk about what happened, what happened, and what didn’t happen.”
Turner batted .296/.375/.490 with 235 doubles, 156 home runs and 574 RBIs in 1,075 games during his Dodgers career. He holds several Dodgers postseason records and is the franchise’s all-time leader in hits.
Justin Turner: Free agency isn’t always fun
Turner re-signed with the Dodgers on two occasions before becoming a free agent, pointing out that the process doesn’t always live up to expectations.
“I think a lot of people have heard about free agency. never goes according to plan.
“But again, I am happy to be with the Red Sox and excited about this new chapter. It’s a good way to communicate, even though the foundation isn’t technically leaving Los Angeles.”
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