Dodgers fans will be watching every move made by fan-favorite Justin Turner over the next few weeks. As we all anxiously wait to find out if JT will be returning to Los Angeles, everything he posts on social media will no doubt be thoroughly examined.
The interest in Justin Turner was renewed when the Yankees officially signed DJ LaMahieu to a 6-year deal on Friday. Once that possibility faded away, Dodgers fans suddenly seemed very interested in what JT was up to.
The answer to that question was later posted on JT’s Instagram page. The 36-year-old veteran posted a video of him taking swings at a local batting cage. The Ball Yard in Chatsworth is a private facility that Turner often uses to get his swings in during the offseason with the Dodgers.
That means that not only is Justin back from his RV trip around the country, but he is working back into baseball activities. The fact that he is taking swings in a local cage only adds to the intrigue of free-agency. Obviously, it has nothing to do with JT resigning with the Dodgers, but the timing is interesting. It all comes just hours after DJLM came off of the market so…that’s cool.
The Dodgers have reportedly been 2 years apart on the desired contract with Turner. Understandably, JT would like a 4-year deal that would carry him well into his retirement. Los Angeles might not be willing to go that extra-mile given their current depth. We’ll see.
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