MLB Rumors: Justin Turner's Top 3 Suitors

Could the Los Angeles Dodgers be about to lose their second 'Turner' of the offseason? While shortstop Trea Turner has already flown the coop to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dodgers will apparently have some competition if they want to retain veteran third baseman Justin Turner. 

According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, there are about six teams in on Turner, but three are standing out: the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins along with the Dodgers. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

L.A. declined their $16M option on Turner for the 2023 season, but the 38-year-old has said he hoped to finish his career with them:

“I’m hoping everything works out and it’s in the Dodger uniform because obviously I’ve spent the last nine years here, my career has taken off here, our foundation has been doing wonderful things here and we want to continue that. It would be great to end my career as a Dodger, but things don’t always go as planned.”

He's hit .296 with an .865 OPS over his nine seasons at Chavez Ravine.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-Backs could use a quality veteran bat, and some help at third base, and they're looking at Turner as a short-term option. 

As noted by Phoenix insider John Gambadoro, the Snakes are in the market for right-handed hitting.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins aren't exactly big spenders on the free agent market, but Turner won't cost a lot at this point in his career; a one-year deal could do the trick. The Fish are putting an emphasis on high-contact hitters this offseason, and Turner would certainly fit the bill.

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