Justin Turner has reportedly found a new team to play for, and it'll keep him in the American League East.
On Tuesday, MLB Network reported that the designated hitter had agreed to a 1-year, $13 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 39-year-old reportedly has the ability to tack on an additional $1.5 million in bonuses.
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The Blue Jays are adding Turner to the fold after he knocked in a career-high 96 RBI and batted .276 with 23 home runs as a member of the Boston Red Sox in 2023. He opted out of his contract with the Red Sox on Nov. 3.
Turner arrived in Boston after spending nearly a decade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won the 2020 World Series and the 2017 NLCS MVP and was a two-time All-Star (2017 and 2021) during his nine seasons with the Dodgers.
Toronto finished third in the AL East with a 89-73 record last season. The team managed to score only one run in its two-game, wild-card series sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins.