Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Will Justin Turner, who even coined the term ‘Turner Time’ by showing off his ability to solve important moments with the Los Angeles Dodgers, head to the Miami Marlins?
Reporters Barry Jackson and Craig Misch of the local media’Miami Herald’ said on the 13th (Korean time), “According to industry insiders, Miami is looking for an infielder and has made an offer to Turner. A lot of teams are interested, but Miami’s offer is very competitive.”
Turner is a veteran hitter preparing for his 15th season in the major leagues. After joining the Dodgers, he had his prime, posting a career batting average of 0.289, 164 homers, 663 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.832.
He was selected as an All-Star twice, and even got a World Series championship ring in the 2020 season. Turner often showed his fixer ability and was loved by many Dodgers fans for his good personality. After his season, he even won the Roberto Clemente Award for his contribution to the community.
He showed good form this season, posting a batting average of 0.278, 13 homers, and 81 RBIs with an OPS of 0.788. However, he predicted that he could renew the contract for an amount less than the original option of $16 million. 스포츠토토
Turner is now strongly wanted by the Dodgers, Miami and Arizona Diamondbacks. Miami has Joey Wendle at third base, but he’s not happy with his bat.
Here, reporter Jackson said, “It is difficult for Turner to play full-time third baseman now. Therefore, there is a possibility that he will go back and forth between first base and designated hitter,” he explained. Turner has 39 career experience as a first baseman. In addition, Wendle, who is classified as the main third baseman, can be a utility resource as a player who can play second base, shortstop, and corner outfield.
Miami also has a first baseman vacancy after parting ways with first basemen Lewin Diaz and Jesús Aguilar. If Turner joins Miami, expect him to be a huge help in any position.