The Dodgers on Friday finalized their four-year deal with Justin Turner, making official the $64 million pact. The contract will take Turner through his age-35 season.
Turner’s deal is the fourth-richest signed by a position player this offseason, trailing only Yoenis Cespedes ($110 million over 4 years with the Mets), Dexter Fowler ($82.5 million over 5 years with the Cardinals) and Ian Desmond ($70 million over 5 years with the Rockies), and by average annual value Turner at $16 million per year ranks fourth, also behind the $20 million per year Edwin Encarnacion got from Cleveland.
Turner receives a $4 million signing bonus payable on Dec. 31, per the Associated Press, with the remaining money paid in the following annual salaries:
2017: $12 million
2018: $11 million
2019: $18 million
2020: $19 million
Turner also receives a $1 million bonus each time he is traded, per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports.
Turner made $5.1 million in 2016, his final season of salary arbitration eligibility before qualifying for free agency after the season.
Including the signing bonus plus Turner’s salary in the first year of the deal, the Dodgers have roughly $183.5 million committed to 2017. That figure doesn’t include Kenley Jansen’s five-year, $80 million deal, which hasn’t yet been made official.