In a move that took one week before becoming official, it may require a longer period of time for the Matt Kemp trade to truly come to terms with the outfielder no longer being with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Christmas morning, that was particularly evident with one young fan who only wanted to unwrap a Dodgers jersey with Kemp’s name on it:
— The Lady Manifesto (@curlsmcgee7) December 25, 2014
While admitting that he will miss Kemp, Justin Turner responded with an offer to get the young boy a new Dodgers jersey for Christmas:
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) December 25, 2014
Turner’s generosity falls in line with recent charitable efforts from not only the team via an auction, but also Andre Ethier’s work with the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, Adrian Gonzalez purchasing shoes for Roosevelt High School track student athletes, and Fernando Valenzuela distributing toys at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
A Southern California native, last season was Turner’s first with the Dodgers. He emerged as a clutch pinch-hitter for manager Don Mattingly and established himself as a super utility man. Turner was one of seven Dodgers tendered prior to the deadline.
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