Questions remain about Alex Guerrero being ready at second base and after Michael Young announced his retirement, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said Saturday that he intended to sign an infielder within the next five days. This afternoon, Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com broke the news that the Dodgers signed their newest infielder:
Source: Dodgers reached an agreement with infielder Justin Turner.
— timdierkes (@timdierkes) February 5, 2014
Last season with the New York Mets, Jusitn Turner hit .280 with two home runs and 16 RBI, but can play most infield positions. The 29-year-old Fullerton native played second base, third base and first base last season and will prove to be Juan Uribe’s primary backup at third base.
Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times tweeted the terms of the contract:
Source: Justin Turner has agreed to a minor-league deal with the #Dodgers.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 5, 2014
Along with Turner, the Dodgers have recently signed free agent Chone Figgins at second base along with Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon and Justin Sellers.
UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports what Turner will make if he’s on the roster:
Justin Turner will make $1M plus incentives if he makes dodgers team. Milb deal w/camp invite. Solid, versatile player.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 6, 2014
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