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Justin Turner stays with Dodgers after coronation

Justin Turner stays with Dodgers after coronation

Justin Turner will stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers, after stating on Twitter his intentions to seek a new World Series title with the current champions.

Turner reached a two-year, $ 34 million deal.

The 36-year-old third baseman hit .307 with four home runs, 23 RBIs and an .860 OPS during the 2020 campaign, shortened by the pandemic.

In Turner’s contract there is a club option for a third year, which could bring his value to $ 48 million over three seasons. The player will receive a bonus of $ 8 million for signing the agreement and could earn an additional 4 million in prizes for his performance.

The red-haired slugger hit .320 with two home runs during the World Series, before being pulled from the sixth and decisive game, when it was detected that he had contracted the coronavirus.

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He violated the sanitation protocol, returning to the field after the last out and removing his mask to celebrate with his teammates. Major League Baseball however refused to punish him.

Turner declared himself a free agent at the conclusion of the World Series. At that point, his four-year, $ 64 million contract with the Dodgers expired.

He earned $ 7,037,037 as prorated salary in 2020, instead of the 19 million originally contemplated.

Turner was slow to take off in the majors. He didn’t do it until almost 30 years old, when he changed his swing.

Since then, he has been a star of the Dodgers’ lineup for much of the eight consecutive seasons the club has been crowned in the NL West. He has hit .302 with 116 home runs over seven seasons in Los Angeles. AP (HN)

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