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Dodgers News: LA Officially Extends Qualifying Offer to Trea Turner

In a move that surprised exactly no one, the Dodgers on Thursday officially extended a qualifying offer to shortstop Trea Turner. This year’s QO is a one-year, $19.65 million offer, which Turner could accept and come back for one more year in Los Angeles.

Turner won’t accept the offer, of course, because he is looking at a multi-year deal worth far more than the QO. What this clerical move actually means is that if Turner signs with a team other than the Dodgers, L.A. will receive a compensation draft pick after the fourth round in next year’s draft. It also means the team that signs him will face draft penalties, with the penalties based on the team’s 2022 payroll and revenue-sharing status.

Put more succinctly, the QO makes it slightly more likely Turner will come back to L.A. and gives them a little compensation if he goes elsewhere.

The shortstop market is packed this year, with Turner joined by Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson. Only Correa doesn’t have the qualifying offer attached to him — he received a QO from the Astros last offseason, and a player can only receive one QO in his career. Of course, Correa has a few other things attached to him, as you might have heard.

Turner had a slightly down year by his standards in 2022, but he still posted an .809 OPS with 101 runs scored and 100 RBIs. He also had a solid defensive season at shortstop, although a big error and a couple other misplays in the postseason stick out in the minds of Dodger fans.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. I think it means exactly the opposite. He’s gone. And Dodgers want to get at least a little something for him.

  2. A solid season defensively? He was tied for most errors in the NL among regular shortstops.

    1. Last year He was +1 dwar. Correa was + 1.1, Xander + 1.2
      Swanson +2 all in the top half of baseball. He’s gone now anyway.

  3. Trea will go back East and the Dodgers are loaded in the infield. Sorry, but Belli goes

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