Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner will undoubtedly be one of the key free agents in the upcoming MLB offseason. As of right now, he says he will be open to every possible option.
“I’m an East Coast guy. But with free agency, you get a chance to pick and control as much as you can in your entire career,” Turner said, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. “I’m open to anything, really. Everything is on the line.”
Previously, Turner was acquired from the Washington Nationals alongside Max Scherzer in an impactful trade at the 2021 trade deadline. In the run-up to the deal, Turner indicated that he would prefer to be traded to an East Coast club.
“I said that, originally, not to be, necessarily, traded to certain places. I was trying to control as much as I could – because a lot of it was out of my control,” the Dodgers shortstop said.
Turner also stated that he and his family were more comfortable during his time in Southern California.
Furthermore, he added, “Yeah, I’m from the East Coast. Would I like to come back? Sure. But I think Los Angeles has been very good to me.”
“Everything here has been very good. It’s definitely not a thing of me not wanting to be on the West Coast,” he finished.
Finally, the star infielder has been a key part of the Dodgers’ potent offense. Turner is currently averaging 30.5 percent at bat, with 20 home runs, 96 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases in 140 games this season.