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Dodgers News: Emotions are High as Justin Turner Leaves LA

It may have shocked some when Justin Turner signed with the Boston Red Sox yesterday. But, his departure became evident as the Dodgers signed DH specialist J.D. Martinez on Saturday.

Still, after nine seasons with the Dodgers and countless memories, JT is no longer a Dodger; that is something we can’t phantom right now.

And many fans feel the say way. We asked Dodger fans how they feel about JT leaving for Boston, and many fans feel the same way.

Turner is a southern California kid who played for his favorite team going up; who else can say that?

The Dodgers took a chance on the red-head kid, who was 29 years old at the time, and turned him into one of the most clutch Dodgers of all time, a two-time All-Star, an NLCS MVP, and a World Series Champion.

JT went from barely seeing the field to becoming a catalyst in one of the most dominant teams in the past decade.

We asked fans to describe the Cal State Fullerton alum in three words as a Dodger, and here were some of their responses.

10 is a Dodger legend, and he will be missed forever. Hopefully, he can return in some way, shape, or form.

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


  1. I don’t think of JT as a legend. Ron Cey had a lengthier career and was part of the Dodgers’ legendary infield that included Cey, Russell, Lopes and Garvey. I appreciate Turner’s years in Blue. I wish JT well. Please beat up the TRASHTROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hate to see him go. He was looking for two years and Friedman wanted one. At a lower cost. It was a good stretch with him in the lineup. Got a feeling that two or three rookies are going to be on the opening day 26 man roster. Outman, Pages, and Vargas with Busch close behind the top three choices.

  3. Winning a World Championship is what matters, your either getting better as u built towards that goal or your getting Worse. The Dodgers are moving Forward while under the “self inflicted” Trevor Bauer constraints.

  4. Sorry to see JT leave. He was a pro’s pro. I won’t compare him to other Dodger 3rd basemen of the past, but rather pose the question, who replaces him next year.

    The entire left side of our infield of last year is now history and that makes one wonder how many fewer double plays will be turned this coming year, as well as how many more errors, and essentially giving the other club 4 outs per inning.

  5. Hated seeing this news. SAD, but, Thanks for making LA Dodgers a better team almost a decade. Will miss you, RedTurn.

  6. Wont miss him as he represents the old guard that needs to be replaced. He was a quality player, person & team leader but he’s past his prime. Unfortunate that this has to be but it Does.

  7. JT will be missed more ways then one…He was a positive force not only in the locker room, community and with all the fans….He wanted to stay and we wanted him to retire as a Dodger…. sometimes money doesn’t always dictate someone’s value .

  8. Agree with Bill G….Still can’t comprehend why the Dodgers let JT go…Roberts implied that there was a place for him. JT wanted to stay….I’m not tossing my 4 Dodgers shirts with #10, Turner. I’d like to think that the Dodgers & JT will reunite after 1 year…..

  9. JT was a class act and remains one as he moves to Boston. It is time, though, to make room for the next generation. Go Blue!

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