The Toronto Blue Jays finally made a move to improve the team, as they have come to terms with Justin Turner. He is one of the most reliable veteran players still on the market. Turner‘s contract is looking like it will be a one-year deal worth about 13 million plus bonuses as reported by MLB Network insider Jon Paul Morosi.

When it comes to where he will play, most likely it will start in the DH position with the potential or some time at third base. He is a solid offensive threat with last year’s stats looking good considering he is almost 40. His batting average was .276 through 558 at-bats last season with the Boston Red Sox, adding 23 home runs. During his prime, he was a great 3rd baseman and a steady threat at the plate.

Turner played a little bit of every position last year with the Red Soxs. His position is third base but he has had experience at every base, He brings the versatility they need, while also being a threat to get on base every time he is at bat. His career on base percentage is .363, last year his average was .345. He is a solid player all around and a great addition to the Jays roster.

In the last couple of years, the Blue Jays have been called immature and need leadership. Turner can help with adding some well-needed veteran experience. Bichette named Turner as a player he would want to play with on a recent show on 590 The FAN’s. Justin Turner brings experience as a two-time all-star as well as winning the World Series in 2020 while winning the NLCS MVP award. Adding Turner to a leadership group that already includes George Springer and Kevin Kiermaier creates a solid foundation for the younger stars the Jays have. It should be a fun season to watch.