LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers avoided salary arbitration with Justin Turner on Friday, signing the infielder to a one-year deal for 2015. The contract is worth $2.5 million, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.
Turner made a base salary of $1 million in 2014 after signing a minor league contract and proved to be one of the most valuable non-roster invitees to spring training the Dodgers have ever had.
Turner hit .340/.404/.493 with 21 doubles and seven home runs in 109 games. He started games at all four infield positions - 45 games at third base, 12 games at shortstop, eight games at second base and two at first base - most notably filling in at the hot corner for a pair of long stretches with Juan Uribe on the disabled list.
With four years, 45 days of major league service time, Turner has one more season of eligibility for salary arbitration before qualifying for free agency after the 2016 season.
I guessed an $2.6 million salary for Turner in 2015, while MLB Trade Rumors projected him to make $2.2 million.