The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired JD Martinez, a designated hitter. What is Justin Turner’s position?
On the 18th (hereinafter Korean time), according to the SNS news of local US reporters such as ‘ESPN’ Jeff Bankan, the Dodgers agreed with Martinez for 10 million dollars (approximately 13.1 billion won) for one year.
Born in 1987, 35 years old, Martinez has grown into the league’s top hitter by hitting 40 home runs for two consecutive years with the Detroit Tigers.
He played as a central player for the Boston Red Sox, but after the season, he became a free agent, and rumors of interest from the Dodgers continued to flow. Even if a contract was signed, short-term contracts of 1-2 years were likely, and the Dodgers actually agreed to a one-year contract with Martinez, and joining became a reality.
The next problem is traffic control. The Dodgers already have a designated hitter named Justin Turner. In fact, Turner, who can defend third base, can be used more than Martinez, who is a professional designated hitter. However, with the recruitment of Martinez, Turner is in fact a situation where he will have to transfer.메이저사이트
Even the local media sees it that way. Howard Cole, a columnist in the Los Angeles area, commented on the news of Martinez’ contract, saying, “As the Dodgers signed Martinez, Turner’s life in LA seems to be over.”
The Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins and Martinez’s original team, the Red Sox, are being discussed as possible destinations for Turner.