Trea Turner reportedly agrees to 11-year, $300 million deal with the Phillies, joins Bryce Harper for long haul and signed to Phillies.
Trea Turner : Signed to Phillies | Contract | Birthday
Turner is an American professional baseball shortstop who is currently a free agent.
|Born: June 30, 1993
Boynton Beach, Florida
|August 21, 2015, for the Washington Nationals|
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is one of the fastest runners in Major League Baseball, having been clocked at 22.7 miles per hour (36.5 km/h) at least twice in 2016.
On June 30, 2021, Turner hit for the cycle for the third time, tying the MLB record for most cycles in a career.
Trea Turner Signed to Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies landed Trea Turner on Monday, agreeing to a $300 million, 11-year contract with the dynamic shortstop.
The deal includes a no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no immediate announcement.
Turner joins a Philadelphia team that made it to the World Series this year before losing to the Houston Astros. He also reunites with slugger Bryce Harper after the two played together with the Washington Nationals from 2015-18.
Turner was terrific in his first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .298 with 21 homers and a career-high 100 RBIs for the 2022 NL West champions. He also swiped 27 bases and scored 101 runs.
The free agent market for the talented Turner likely was enhanced by bigger bases and restrictions on defensive positioning coming to the game next year — two changes that make Turner’s athleticism and defensive versatility even more valuable than before.
He turned down a $19.65 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers in November, joining a stellar group of free agent shortstops that also included Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson.
Dave Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations for the Phillies, declined to confirm the Turner move, but talked about the importance of marquee players.
Trea Turner contract
Trea Turner signed a 11 year / $300,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $300,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $27,272,727.
|Contract:||11 yr(s) / $300,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2034 / UFA|
The 29-year-old Turner joins Philadelphia after spending a season and a half with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Turner will turn 30 in June.
Last season with the Dodgers, Turner hit .298 with a 121 OPS+, 21 home runs, 100 RBIs, 101 runs scored and 27 stolen bases while leading the National League in plate appearances and at-bats. He had a 4.9 bWAR and 6.2 fWAR in 2022.
Phillies hitting coach Kevin Long was Turner’s hitting coach for three-plus years in D.C.
With Turner signed, Bryson Stott will likely shift full time to second base.
Turner attended Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida, where he played for his school’s baseball team.
- Birthday : June 30, 1993
Turner was lightly recruited by college programs, only receiving scholarship offers from NC State and Florida Atlantic University.
The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Turner in the 20th round, with the 602nd overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
Turner opted to attend NC State, to play college baseball for the NC State Wolfpack baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I.