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Los Angeles Angels Rumors: Team 'Checked In' On Justin Turner

The Angels have interest in free agent Justin Turner.

Will free agent infielder Justin Turner slip away from the Los Angeles Dodgers? According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Los Angeles Angels have at least checked in on Justin Turner, who went to school at Cal State Fullerton, but it seems like a long shot that they will sign him.

The Angels aren't expected to be big spenders this offseason, but they have about $40 million to spend since C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver became free agents. Yunel Escobar provided the team solid production at third base last season, but it's still possible they will look to upgrade. 

It's more than likely Turner will return to the Dodgers since he has a draft pick compensation attached to him. He had a career year in 2016 after hitting .275 with 27 home runs, and driving in 90 runs. Since joining the team in 2015 as the everyday third baseman, he has a .296/.364/.492 batting line with 42 home runs and 150 runs batted in combined.

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have also expressed interest in Turner, but as of right now it seems as if the most they have done is just check in and may not want to give up a draft pick to sign him. 


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