The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement with third baseman Justin Turner on a four-year deal worth $64 million, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman and ESPN's Jim Bowden. The team has not confirmed the deal.
Turner, 32, is coming off a season in which he hit .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs. In his three seasons in Los Angeles, he has hit .296 with 50 home runs, 81 doubles and 193 RBIs. His defense also earned him honors as a Gold Glove finalist.
He initially joined the Dodgers on a minor league deal in February 2014 after being non-tendered by the New York Mets.
The St. Louis Cardinals also expressed interest in Turner before signing outfielder Dexter Fowler.
The Dodgers managed to re-sign closer Kenley Jansen to a five-year deal worth $80 million on Monday and starting pitcher Rich Hill on a three-year deal worth $48 million. The total lump sum for re-signing all three players comes out to about $192 million.
Turner, Jansen and Hill all played a big role in helping the Dodgers reach the National League Championship Series before losing to the Chicago Cubs.
- Chris Chavez