Free Agent Justin Turner "In Talks For Reunion" With Former Team

The New York Mets are currently engaged in discussions with free agent infielder Justin Turner, signaling a potential reunion between the two parties.

Turner played for the Mets from 2011 to 2013, appearing in 301 games during that period​.

His recent tenure with the Boston Red Sox ended after he declined his 2024 player option, worth $13.4 million, thereby entering free agency​.

During his time with the Red Sox in 2023, Turner had an impressive performance, opting out of his contract at the end of a successful season.

His statistics included a .276 batting average, a .345 on-base percentage, and a .455 slugging percentage, along with 23 home runs and 96 RBIs, underscoring his continued offensive prowess​.

The Mets' interest in Turner is partially driven by his infield flexibility, as he played at first, second, and third base for Boston in the past year, with the majority of his appearances (98 games) as the team’s designated hitter​.

This interest aligns with the Mets' biggest offseason move to date, which was signing Luis Severino to a one-year contract worth $13 million​.

In summary, Justin Turner's free agency status and his previous strong performance have made him a significant target for the Mets, who are looking to bolster their roster with his experience and versatility.

The ongoing talks suggest that both sides are seriously considering a reunion, which could add significant depth and flexibility to the Mets' lineup. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports