We’ve heard about it for a while, and today the details of Justin Turner‘s new contract hit the wires. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have awarded Turner four years and $64 million dollars.
Here’s how it all breaks down:
$4M signing bonus
$12M in 2017
$11M in 2018
$18M in 2019
$19M in 2020
Turner will receive $1M each time (if) he’s traded, and he’s giving 1% of his salary to a charity of his choice.
Turner has steadily improved in his time with the Dodgers. After three years with the club, he’s put up a line of .296/.364/.492, with a 13.1 WAR. All that with struggling mightily in the first third of 2016.
The Dodgers have now wrapped up deals with a top starter, an elite closer, and a power hitting third baseman. Not a bad way to close 2016. Let’s hope they start off 2017 with a new second baseman.