Dodgers, Turner bringing it back as star stays with World Series champs

By Sports Desk February 13, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner will remain with the World Series champions after signing a new deal.

Turner became a free agent after his four-year, $64million contract expired following the Dodgers' MLB World Series triumph in October.

But veteran third baseman Turner announced his decision via social media on Saturday, though the Dodgers are yet to announce the deal.

The 36-year-old's contract is reportedly worth more than $30m over two years in Los Angeles, where Turner has called home since 2014.

Turner – the 2017 National League Championship Series (NLCS) MVP – helped lead the star-studded Dodgers to their first World Series since 1988.

During the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, Turner had 46 hits, 26 runs, four homers and 23 RBIs with a .307 average.

In last season's World Series, Turner tallied eight hits, five runs and two homers with a .320 average.

Since his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, 2017 All-Star Turner has recorded 1,029 hits, 504 runs, 124 homers and 495 RBIs in 3,521 at-bats.

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