The Dodgers sound like they have come to terms with all of their salary arbitration players. With the lockout being ended by Major League Baseball very recently, the race was on to get deals done with those players. Meanwhile, they’ve all been taking part in camps as usual.
One guy they had to get a deal done with was Trea Turner. He came over in that massive deal that also brought Max Scherzer to Los Angeles last Summer. Turner is in the final year of his arbitration, meaning the Dodgers could potentially lose him to free agency next season.
Today, the Dodgers reportedly settled on an arbitration number with Turner, meaning it will not have to go to a hearing. Turner is expected to make a whopping $21 million in the final year of his arbitration, per Mark Feinsand.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 22, 2022
Turner was originally estimated to get roughly $18.5 million in arbitration. He settles with the team for nearly $3 million more than that. But the next step for the Dodgers has to be thinking about signing him to a long-term deal. With Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts locked up for a while, the next logical step should be taking care of their shortstop.
Trea slashed .338/.385/.565 in his 52 games with the Dodgers last season. In that time, he totaled 10 homeruns and scored 41 runs, acting as the sparkplug for Los Angeles at the top of the lineup. Turner also added an element of speed, swiping 11 bags in his short season with them.
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