Justin Turner is an American-based professional baseball third baseman for the Boston Red Sox. He has played Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Further, Justin played college baseball at California State University, Fullerton, for the Cal State Fullerton Titans. In the 2006 MLB draft, he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds, and in 2009, he made his major league debut. With the Dodgers, Justin, in 2017, was an All-Star and also won the 2017 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. In addition, with the Dodgers, he won the 2020 World Series.
Justin Turner Agree To Contract With Red Sox
The Red Sox agreed to the contract terms with free agent Justin Turner (38), but the club has not confirmed the signing. This contract is expected to be for 2 years, and according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, it should be worth around $22 million.
The Red Sox is now looking for a right-handed bat after losing players like J.D. Martinez (Dodgers) and Xander Bogaerts (Padres) in free agency.
In his last season, Justin split his time between 3rd base and designated hitter. His 133 OPS+ ranks 5th in Los Angeles Dodgers history (minimum 2,000 plate appearances).
Justin Turner Early Life:
Justin was born on 23rd November 1984 in Long Beach, California.
Justin Turner Family Background:
Justin was born to John and Betsy Turner. He has a younger sister.
Justin Turner Education:
Justin attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California, and later, he enrolled at California State University, Fullerton, where he majored in kinesiology.
In high school, Justin earned three-time All-Suburban first-team privileges as a shortstop and second baseman. In league play as a senior, he hit .514, which earned him the most valuable player honor en route to a league title. Further, he attended California State University, where he played college baseball for the Titans. In 2003, Justin earned freshman All-American honors from Baseball America after he started as a second baseman. In addition, as a shortstop, he was named to the College World Series all-tournament team in 2003.
In 2005, Justin played collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was selected for the 2005 Major League Baseball draft in the 29th round by the New York Yankees; however, he did not sign. Later, in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, the Cincinnati Reds selected him in the 7th round (204th overall).
Justin Turner Physical stats:
Justin stands 5’11” tall and weighs around 91kg. Further, he has long light brown hair and also owns attractive light brown eyes. Justin has an athletic fit physics and a charming personality.
Justin Turner Birth Signs:
According to Justin’s birthdate, he falls under the Sagittarius zodiac sign. Currently, he is 38 years old. Further, his birth flower is Chrysanthemum, and his birth element is Fire.
Justin Turner Net Worth:
Justin is one of the best Baseball basemen; his estimated networth is $25 Million. Throughout his career, Justin has earned more than $60 million.
Justin Turner Relationship Status:
In December 2017, Justin married his longtime girlfriend, Kourtney Pogue, at a beachfront resort in Mexico. The couple resides in Studio City, Los Angeles.
Justin and Kourtney founded the Justin Turner Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that benefits children battling with life-altering illnesses, homeless veterans, and various youth baseball organizations. The Los Angeles City Council honored him for his civic contributions by declaring 22nd January 2019 as “Justin Turner Day.”
Justin Turner Career:
Justin was reported to the Billings Mustangs (a Reds’ Rookie League affiliate), and he finished the season with a team-leading .921 OPS and a .338 batting average. Further, after two years, he was promoted to Double-A Chattanooga and finished the 2008 season with a .289 average and a .792 OPS.
On 9th December 2008, Justin was traded to the Baltimore Orioles during the Winter Meetings; further, as a non-roster invitee, he was invited to spring training. Then for the 2009 season, he was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. Justin finished with a .300 average and a .749 OPS.
On 8th September 2009, The Orioles purchased Justin’s contract. He finished the season 3–18, appearing in 12 games, 3 of them starting (all at third base).
On 12th April 2010, the Orioles placed starting the 2nd basemen Brian Roberts on the 15-day injured list and called Justin from Norfolk. On 21st May 2010, he was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles. In 17 games with the Orioles, Justin hit .111 (3 hits in 27 at-bats).
On 25th May 2010, Justin was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, and on 16th June, he was called up to the Mets and was sent down to Buffalo.
On 19th April 2011, the Mets called Justin as backup, and on 15th May 2011, he hit his 1st major league home run against the Houston Astros. Later, on 21st May, in a Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium, Justin achieved an RBI, setting a Mets rookie record for maximum consecutive games with an RBI. This performance earned him the NL Rookie of the Month (May 2011). In addition, Justin was the 1st Met to win the award.
After the 2013 season, Justin became a free agent, as he was non-tendered by the Mets. In 301 games with the Mets over 4 seasons, he hit .265.
Further, on 5th February 2014, Justin signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers with an invitation to spring training. The Dodgers purchased his contract on 16th March.
Justin played 109 games in the 2014 season and led the team with a .340 batting average, 3 RBI in 288 at-bats, and hitting 7 home runs.
On 16th January 2015, Justin signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers worth $2.5 million. He became the starting 3rd baseman for most of the 2015 season and hit .294, 16 homers, and 60 RBI.
In the 2015 National League Division Series, Justin led the Dodgers scoring 10 hits in 19 ABs for a .526 average; however, the Dodgers lost the series. After the post-season, he underwent surgery on his left knee. Later, in January 2016, he signed a new one-year contract worth $5.1 million with the Dodgers to avoid salary arbitration.
In 2016, Justin played 151 games and recorded 27 home runs and 90 RBI while batting .275. He had 6 hits in 15 at-bats in the 2016 National League Division Series however struggled in the 2016 National League Championship Series by hitting only .200.
On 23rd December 2016, the Dodgers signed Justin to a four-year contract worth $64 million. On 6th July, he won the All-Star Final Vote. He finished the 2017 season with a .322 batting average, 21 home runs, a .415 on-base percentage, and 71 RBI. In the 2017 NLDS, he had 6 hits in 13 at-bats (.462 average). In the 2017 World Series, Justin had only 4 hits in 25 at-bats, for a .160 average, as the Dodgers lost after seven games.
On 19th March 2018, Justin was on his left wrist during a spring training game when he suffered a non-displaced fracture and was kept on the injured list. He was back in August and was voted the National League Player of the Month after batting .402 (39-for-97) along with 22 runs, 1 triple, 11 doubles, 6 home runs, 20 RBIs, and a stolen base. Justin finished the season scoring a .312 batting average, 52 RBIs, and 14 home runs.
Further, in the 2018 NLDS, he reached base in 9 of 18 plate appearances and hit .333 (8-for-24) in the 2018 World Series.
Justin hit 3 home runs and drove in 6 runs on 8th May 2019, and on 14th June, he hit his 100th career home run. For the season, he batted .290/.372/.509, along with 27 home runs and 67 RBIs.
The 2020 season was shortened to only 60 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Justin, for the Dodgers, played in 42 games, hitting .307/.400/.460 with 4 homers and 23 RBIs. In the first-round playoff series, he was hitless in eight at-bats. In the 2020 National League Championship Series, he scored 7 hits, including a home run, in 25 at-bats.
On 19th February 2021, Justin re-signed with the Dodgers on a two-year contract worth $34 million and a $14 million option for a 3rd year. On 29th August 2021, Justin made his pitching debut, threw 10 pitches for all 3 outs, and gave up 0 runs. In 2021, he played in 151 games scoring a .278 batting average, 87 RBI, and 27 home runs.
In 2022, Justin split time between 3rd base and designated hitter; he appeared in 128 games, batting .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs. On 10th November, the Dodgers declined his 2023 season $16 million option making him a free agent.
Justin Turner Social Appearance:
On Instagram, Twitter and TikTok has round, Justin has around 670K, 273K, and 18K followers, respectively. He usually shares pictures and videos from his professional as well as from his personal life.