It still remains unclear whether Trea Turner will return in a Dodgers uniform next season. Turner has expressed interest in a return, but also remained open to the idea of going back to the east coast.
To stir the pot some more, Aaron Judge has been linked with the Dodgers in recent weeks and a huge signing of Judge will inevitably leave Turner off the table for a huge payday. Turner could still decide to come back with a pay cut, but after another stellar season for Turner, teams will be lining up to sign the start shortstop for top dollar.
The Dodgers still remain a top destination for Turner, but MLB.com came up with an intriguing list of other possible landing destinations. Among the most notable were the Phillies, Giants and Yankees.
The Phillies are in the midst of a World Series appearance, but many expect the team to be aggressive during the off-season. Turner’s expressed interest of returning to the east coast and playing for a team with championship aspirations seems like a great fit all together.
— Anthony Ciolino (@209_Anthony) October 24, 2022
The Giants were one of the first teams to express interest in Turner amid rumors of him testing free agency. Despite Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford still having one year left on his contract, Turner could play second base for one year before moving to shortstop.
Trea Turner would be a perfect fit for the Yankees. Make it happen. pic.twitter.com/H1k6gjhCSq
— Yankees Updates (@YanksUpdates) October 25, 2022
The Yankees priority as of right now is to retain Judge, but if Judge were to leave it would create a lot of salary cap room to make a move. With the Dodgers possibly landing Judge, the Yankees can come right back and take Turner in a free agency trade of sorts.
Rounding out the rest of the notable teams are the Orioles, Red Sox, Braves and Cubs. It remains to be seen where Turner’s heart lies, but it seems likely he will break the bank this off-season.
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