Spring Training is quickly approaching and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still looking to add another starting pitcher and infielder, preferably a second baseman. The Dodgers are in talks with Bronson Arroyo and they’re one of the favorites to land the veteran right hander. Today, the Dodgers were able to add some infield depth by signing utility man Justin Turner.
Turner spent the last three years with the New York Mets and is a reliable defensive option. With questions surrounding Alexander Guerrero’s readiness, the Dodgers wanted to add a veteran infielder to a thin infield group. Last year, Turner hit .280 with two home runs and 16 RBI, but with a team filled with stars, he’ll likely be a valuable part-time role player.
The Mets non-tendered Turner because they didn’t want to overpay him, which is why the Dodgers got him at a reasonable price. The Dodgers signed Turner to a minor-league contract and also gave him a Spring Training invite. Turner will be competing with Chone Figgins, Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon, and Justin Sellers for a roster spot.
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