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Dodgers sign Justin Turner

Feb 5, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Dodgers have signed utility man Justin Turner, who spent the past three seasons with the Mets.

Turner has played all over the diamond defensively and hit .265 with eight homers and a .696 OPS in 895 total plate appearances for the Mets, which makes him a reasonable part-timer on a Dodgers team with plenty of star power.

He was non-tendered by the Mets in December because they didn’t want to give him a raise to around $1 million via the arbitration process. And at least in terms of projecting his market value they were right, because the Dodgers got Turner for a minor-league deal.

  1. nymets4ever - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Happy trails JT.

  2. jwbiii - Feb 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    The 2B aisle at Free Agents Я Us is now down to Miguel Tejada and Angel Sanchez.

  3. knicksmets - Feb 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Best of luck for him, solid player.

  4. m3dman3 - Feb 5, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    This kid can ball and he’s young, so surprised he lasted this long on the market.

  5. mudhead123 - Feb 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM


  6. mtr75 - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    I still don’t get this one. A million bucks for a guy who can play all 4 infield positions and is a very solid pinch hitter. Just doesn’t make any sense that the Mets let him go, unless they really are just that flat broke. Oh wait, yeah, they’re really that flat broke.

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