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Jays, Turner agree to terms on 1-year deal: source

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with designated hitter Justin Turner, a baseball source confirmed Tuesday.

The 39-year-old Turner hit .276 with 23 homers and 96 RBIs last season for the Boston Red Sox.

He declined his US$13.4-million player option with the team and received a $6.7-million buyout instead.

Turner served as DH for most of the year but also spent some time in the infield, mostly at first base.


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The Blue Jays have yet to confirm the agreement, which reports said was worth $13 million and included an additional $1.5 million in potential bonuses.

Turner made his big-league debut in 2009 with Baltimore and has also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. He won a World Series with the Dodgers in 2020.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 30, 2024.

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