Free agent shortstop Trea Turner has some interest from a World Series contender in the National League.
MLB free agency officially kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET, allowing teams to bring in some of the best players available to improve their odds of contending for the World Series in the foreseeable future. One of the top free agents will be shortstop Trea Turner, who just finished the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is set to receive a ton of interest in free agency, and there is now a contender to keep an eye on.
During an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, The Athletic writer Jayson Stark said “there has been some rumblings that Trea Turner wants to be here.” That’s right, to be in Philadelphia to play for the Phillies.
Trea Turner seems interested in joining Phillies
Imagine if the Phillies, who fell two games short of winning the World Series against the Houston Astros, managed to bring in one of the top shortstops available in free agency. That would be quite the get for them.
This past season, Turner made it to the All-Star Game for the second time of his career and played a role in the Dodgers winning the NL West title.
Turner recorded a .298 batting average, a .343 on-base percentage, a .466 slugging percentage, 21 home runs, 100 RBI, and 194 hits in 160 regular-season games. Turner led the league in at-bats (652) and plate appearances (708).
Phillies fans will be waiting to see how the team will look to bolster their roster for 2023. If they’re able to sign Turner, they can be considered favorites to make it out of the NL for the second year in a row.