Justin Turner has been the Dodgers’ best hitter in the early going in 2021, and he’s signed for two seasons, with an option for 2023 as well. Back in February the extremely popular and productive third baseman talked about returning to his hometown team. At the end of the day it all worked out like it was supposed to, and I’m back in Dodger blue like I was supposed to be,” Turner said when his two-year, $34 million contract with the Dodgers became official.
Three former MVPs are on the comeback trail. Here are the latest injury updates: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (2014, 2016, 2019 AL MVP) Trout, the Millville, N.J. native, was hit by a pitch on his left elbow in Thursday’s 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros. According to MLB.com, it happened in the top of the fourth inning, when he was hit by a Cristian Javier fastball.
To describe what the dugout was, it was electric,” manager Jayce Tingler said. We’ve been a part of some big innings, or a big home run. That play defensively felt like a playoff home run in a critical moment with your life on the line.