Turner and Phillies finalize deal for 300 million

Turner and Phillies finalize deal for 300 million

PHILADELPHIA — Trea Turner’s $300 million, 11-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies was finalized Thursday after the star shortstop passed his physical.

Turner will earn salaries of $27,272,727 in each of the next 10 seasons. In 2033, he will earn 27,272,730.

Each year, Turner will contribute $100,000 to Phillies charity.

Turner joins a Philadelphia team that reached the World Series this year, losing to the Houston Astros. He will be reunited with slugger Bryce Harper, whom he played with on the Washington Nationals from 2015-18.

This year, Turner hit .298 with 21 homers and 100 RBIs in his first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He stole 27 bases and scored 101 runs.

Demand for talent like Turner’s on the free-agent market has grown amid expanded at-bases and defensive travel restrictions that will take effect next year.

Those trades will make Turner’s athletic qualities and defensive versatility more valuable.

Turner turned down a $19.65 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers in November. He joined a group of talented shortstops who had declared free agency, along with Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson.

In 2015, Turner made it to the majors with Washington. He hit .300 with 192 steals in just over six seasons with the Nationals, winning the 2019 World Series.

Turner, 29, a two-time All-Star, was traded to the Dodgers along with ace Max Scherzer in 2021. He hit .338 with 10 homers and 11 steals down the stretch, and the Dodgers reached the National League Championship Series, in which they were eliminated by Atlanta.

For life, Turner is hitting .302 with 124 home runs, 434 RBIs and 230 steals in 849 games. He’s spent most of his career as a shortstop, but he’s also started in the majors as a second baseman and center fielder.

He would earn $50,000 if he is selected to the All-Star Game, wins the Gold Glove or wins the Silver Slugger. If he is selected as the Most Valuable Player, he would get $500,000, while if he comes second in the voting he will receive $50,000 and if he ranks third he will pocket $25,000.

Also, Turner could get $100,000 if he is named the MVP of the World Series and $50,000 if he receives the same distinction in the ALCS.

Their deal includes a provision that prevents trades, a hotel “suite” on tours and the right to purchase a luxury room or prime seating for games at Citizens Bank Park.

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