Boston Announces 1+1 Year Contract with Turner… Players choose contract extension

Reporter Han Nam-jik = The American Professional Baseball Major League Boston Red Sox officially announced that they have signed Justin Turner (39).

Boston said on the 7th (Korean time), “Turner will play for our team in the 2023 season. The player can choose a one-year contract extension.”

Local media in the United States raised the possibility of Turner going to Boston from December last year.

Boston, which neither affirmed nor denied the signing of Turner, officially announced the contract with Turner that day and registered Turner to the 40-man roster.

The club did not reveal the details of the contract, but the US local media reported that ‘Turner’s annual salary in 2023 is $ 8.3 million (about 10.46 billion won)’.

Incentives based on performance were taken in 2023, and if Turner chooses to stay in Boston, he will receive $13.4 million in 2024. If Turner doesn’t stay with Boston in 2024, the club will have to pay Turner a $6.7 million buyout.

In the end, Turner is guaranteed $15 million if he plays for just one year in Boston, and $21.7 million if he plays two seasons.

Turner is a player familiar with the Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.

He made his big league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, but played for the Dodgers from 2014 to 2022 and reached his peak.

His individual career performance in the major leagues is 0.289 batting average, 0.366 on-base percentage, 0.466 slugging percentage, 164 home runs, and 663 RBIs in 1,0393 games.

Turner wanted to stay with the Dodgers, but the Dodgers did not exercise their club option to retain Turner for $16 million in 2024.

The Dodgers even tried to negotiate with Turner again by lowering the amount, but eventually parted ways with Turner.

“Four clubs, including the Dodgers and Boston, have made specific offers,” Turner said.

Turner, whose time at third base has been greatly reduced since last season, is expected to play mainly as a designated hitter in Boston and move between first and third base. 스포츠토토 said, “What Boston wants from Turner is offense. With the transfer of Sander Bohartz (San Diego Padres) and JD Martinez (Dodgers), Boston needed a right-handed hitter, and Turner filled the void.” “It’s interesting that there are five former Dodgers players on the roster, including Turner, Kenley Jansen, Enrique Hernandez, Alex Verdugo and Chris Martin.”

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