The Los Angeles Dodgers turned down their $16 million All-Star option twice Justin Turner.
Also not receiving a qualifying offer for the second year in a row was Clayton Kershaw. As a result, the left-handed will have more time to think about his future rather than make a decision at the start of free agency. The Dodgers did the same last year and Kershaw signed a one-year deal.
Justin Turner, 37, will receive a $2 million buyout deal. The third baseman could still re-sign with the Dodgers for next year, although he will likely earn less than the $16 million salary he would have earned if the team exercised his option. During his nine seasons in Los Angeles, he was a fan favorite and active in the community.
Turner hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games after landing early in the season. From the All-Star break, he fought 0.340 before going into a 2 for 13 in the National League series, where the Dodgers were eliminated.
Turner was named the 2017 NFL Player of the Year, earned All-Star Awards in 2017 and 2021 and helped the Dodgers win the World Championship during the shortened 2020 season.
Earlier this month, Turner received the Roberto Clemente Award, which honors MLB players for their charitable efforts.
Tria Turner hit 0.298 in 160 team high games, with 100 RBIs, 21 home runs, 101 points and 27 stolen bases. This was his third running season over 100 times and his first with over 100 RBIs.
Anderson, 32, was 15-5 with a 2.57 ERA in 30 games, including 28 starting last season. He recorded 138 strikes and 34 walks. He finished the first half of the season with a score of 10-1 and 2.96 ERA.
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