Red Sox Trying to Steal Aging Infielder Back From Dodgers

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Boston Red Sox are linked to an aging middle infielder in free agency.
The Boston Red Sox are linked to an aging middle infielder in free agency. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Boston Red Sox have been reeling in recent weeks, seeing longtime free agent after longtime free agent jump ship to other franchises around the league. Xander Bogaerts remains the most notable departure of the offseason, but the Red Sox also lost J.D. Martinez to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

However, a new report Sunday suggests the franchise is attempting to steal a different free agent back from LA.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Red Sox are "heavily in the mix" for aging infielder Justin Turner. The 38-year-old veteran is looking for a two-year contract.

Turner's career really took off when he joined the Dodgers in 2014. A primary 3B/2B, Turner picked up both of his All-Star nods with the Dodgers and his lone World Series title (2020).

While stealing back a notable name from the Dodgers may be a nice consolation prize, Turner's name in uninspiring to say the least. Losing names like Bogaerts and Martinez stings, and the situation is made worse by continued rumors that Boston is in on the other notable free-agents. They've failed to sign any of these notable names such as Dansby Swanson or Carlos Correa as the latest examples.

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