Dodgers Officially Announce Justin Turner Signing

The Dodgers signed Justin Turner to a contract almost a week ago without an official announcement. The team had 40 guys on their roster so a corresponding move was necessary to make that happen. 

The deal that was reported last week came directly from Turner himself. JT posted on social media that he was not going anywhere and that was followed by reports of the contract details. The Dodgers gave him two years at $34 million with the option for a third year. 

Signing Justin Turner was the cherry on top of a really productive offseason for Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers. They obviously signed Trevor Bauer to a massive deal, but there were so many other moves that made this team better.

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The Dodgers picked up a boatload of arms on minor league contracts that will no doubt play a role in 2021. They also signed Blake Treinen to a very team-friendly deal considering the reliever market at the time of his signing. Los Angeles inked a few project pieces as well, looking for a bounceback from guys like Corey Knebel and eventually Tommy Kahnle. 

To clear up space on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers sent LHP Caleb Ferguson to the 60-day Injured List. Ferguson will miss the 2021 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. 

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  1. Re-signing JT was huge to me. It would have felt way wrong to follow the Dodgers this year without him. Now it feels right. Nobody has everything they need. But we have more than anyone else, tangible and intangible. I beleive this team is better than they were last year, primarily due to acquiring Bauer. The same exposures at closer and RHB 2B persist, but could be answered in house. Baseball was the highlight of Covid crumby 2020, and looks like it will be again, at least for Dodger fans.

    • I agree 106W – we all needed JT back in the fold, for every reason there is in baseball on and off the field. This is going to be a great year seeing the Dodgers fight to win the West again, and then get back to the WS. So much can happen in 162 games and playoffs, but this team is loaded again!!