Insider: Top 3 Free Agent Destinations for Justin Turner

After a long, successful run as one of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaders and top hitters, Justin Turner moved to the Boston Red Sox in 2023, and was exactly the same hitter he's always been: some power, good production (career-high 96 RBIs), and great on-base skills. 

Even turning age-39, it seems like he still has a lot to offer, and according to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, it sounds like there's a battle brewing on the free agent market for the 15-year veteran.

Here are the top 3 potential landing spots for Turner, per Morosi:

Arizona Diamondbacks

With Evan Longoria a free agent, and not having been able to play even 90 games in a season in over four years, (and a fraction of the hitter that Turner is when he does play), it sounds like a nice upgrade for the National League champs. Turner can slot in some at third, at first, and of course, DH. 

Seattle Mariners

A team that is widely known to be looking to add offense this winter, the Mariners would be a good fit for Turner. The M's will be bidding adieu to free agent outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, and while Turner doesn't play the same position, he can easily replace Teo's offense (and possibly more). Seattle struggled at DH for much of the year, with names like Mike Ford, Dominic Canzone and Sam Haggerty filling that spot at times in '23.

Boston Red Sox

Naturally, the Red Sox would be foolish not to consider re-signing Turner. He did everything asked of him, playing some first base, third, and even a little second base (10 appearances) which he hadn't played in over eight years. He provided leadership, and of course, his offensive production was impressive, with 23 HR, 96 RBIs and an .800 OPS. 

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