Los Angeles Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner was interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show, where he discussed what it was like to be cut by the New York Mets and how he came about signing with the Dodgers.
Turner said that he was cut due to the Mets needing a roster spot, and described how hard it became to find a new home as a free agent. That is, until the Dodgers offered him his deal.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 21, 2017
So it looks like the Dodgers can thank Marlon Byrd and Michael Young for preventing Justin Turner from signing with the Red Sox and Twins, as well as having him wait on that phone call from Los Angeles.The Justin Turner story turned out to be a little deeper than just easily signing a contract in Los Angeles. It is crazy to think how things work out sometimes. Luckily, it turned into the perfect partnership between team and player.