There are bigger things to talk about for Justin Turner rather than a potential contract extension with the Dodgers, like Turner winning the Roberto Clemente Award, but of course it’s something worth noting heading into 2023. There has been no indication of Turner knowing what the Dodgers want to do, but Turner returning to the Mets may not be out of the question.
Turner spent four seasons with the Mets, the place where he truly started making a name for himself, and batted a .265 batting average with eight home runs and 86 RBI’s in 301 career games (via StatMuse). A great place that helped Turner jumpstart his career and Turner seemed to be open to the idea of going back to the Mets.
Saw Justin Turner as he was leaving tonight after receiving the Roberto Clemente award. He said he’s “in limbo” awaiting word from the Dodgers, who hold an option on him for next year. When I mentioned he could return to the Mets and come full circle, he didn’t hate the idea.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November 1, 2022
Turner helped lead the middle of the batting order as the Dodgers secured their franchise record in wins, but Turner is also just one year removed from his second All-Star appearance. Turner can bring the veteran leadership for the Dodgers and still provide a spark needed.
However, it also remains to be seen if the Dodgers have other plans in the works like bringing in Aaron Judge. Judge would command a huge payday which most likely will move Turner out of the team.
There are some big needs to be filled within the team, but whether or not Turner returns to the team it’s still good to know he’s ready to continue playing whenever he’s called upon.
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