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Dodgers: Justin Turner Dodges That Managing in LA Question Again

It’s still hard to fathom that Justin Turner will no longer wear Dodger Blue after nine years but it’s the reality we now have to face.

But before he officially resides in Boston, JT has been finishing up some business in Los Angeles which included his recent 7th Annual Golf Classic.

Many former and current Dodgers showed up and showed out and Turner even took some time to answer questions about his time in LA and what the future looks like for him, even past playing in the major leagues:

As he was asked the question, he let out a short laugh. He’s well aware of what the people want and from what his answer was, it wasn’t a definite yes…but it also wasn’t a for sure no either.

Justin Turner became a fan favorite during his time in Los Angeles and will forever go down as one of the city’s greatest legends not only for his time playing with the Dodgers but also for what he gave back to the community in return for the love they constantly showed him.

This offseason, The Boston Red Sox signed the 2022 Roberto Clemente award winner and veteran infielder to a one-year contract for the 2023 season, with a player option for 2024.

With Turner’s recent move, the Red Sox now have three players from the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series winning team including utility man Kiké Hernández and closer Kenley Jansen. They also join former Dodgers Alex Verdugo and Chris Martin.

Goodluck in Boston, JT. We’ll miss you here in Los Angeles but we hope you’re keeping an open mind to that manager role one day…

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for your newsletter and what’s going on with the Dodgers. with the fans perspective. I have been a Los Angeles Dodgers fan since 1968 from Miami, FL and understand baseball nowadays is more of a business than it was back then. As the fan though when your favorite player is traded or not resigned it’s personal. In my younger days I was depressed to see Steve Garvey sign with SD but nothing compares how this current ownership treated fan favorite Justin Turner. JT is LA and he’s done so much for the Los Angeles community and a lifelong Dodger. If they wanted to they could of offered him a contract to stay with LA and he would of taken a lesser amount to stay with the organization. Hopefully when Roberts steps down Justin Turner becomes the Dodgers manager. When JT signed with the Red Sox, I’ve never been more disappointed and devastated he wasn’t brought back. I’ve lost all respect for this ownership. He’ll be back in LA with the Dodgers if this ownership allows it. Let’s hope they listen to what Dodger fans want for a change.

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