What happened to Ryu Hyun-jin’s best friend was the key for 10 years
His batting average of the season is still in the 0.16. It’s an incredible slump.
Justin Turner (38), who is also famous as a best friend of Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto Blue Jays), is in a severe slump as the LA Dodgers discovered a “pearl in the soil.”
Turner started as the fourth designated hitter in a visiting game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2022 Major League Baseball at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the 10th (Korea Standard Time), but only walked one walk without hitting in three at-bats. Turner’s batting average for the season fell to .168 with no hits on the same day. The Dodgers also suffered an empty ball and lost 1-5. The Dodgers are ranked first in the National League West with 19 wins and 8 losses, but Turner’s slump continues.
The official website of Major League Baseball (MLB.com) said of Turner’s slump, “Turner has been a key player for the Dodgers for almost 10 years, but he is making an unforgettable start this year. Turner, who was selected as an All-Star last year, has struck out 11 times with a batting average of .127 (7 hits in 55 at-bats) in the last 15 games, and he hasn’t hit any hits in 9 of them”I’ll be patient until Turner recovers from the plate, but it’s pretty hard for the 37-year-old,” Juss said.
The Dodgers’ relationship with Turner began in the 2014 season. At that time, Turner was so unstable that he signed a minor league contract. However, Turner, who had a surprising batting average of .3407 home runs and 43 RBIs in 2014, had a batting average in 2015.He established himself as the team’s starting third baseman with 294 16 home runs and 60 RBIs, and continued to play steadily with a .275 batting average in 2016, a .322 21 home runs and 71 RBIs in 2017, a .312 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 2018, a .290 27 home runs and 67 RBIs in 2020 (shortening season). Last year, he was also happy to be selected as the second All-Star in his career with a .278 batting average and 87 RBIs. His career record in Major League Baseball is .288 with 152 home runs and 595 RBIs.
Inspired by Turner’s steady performance, the Dodgers signed an extension contract for two years and $34 million ahead of the 2021 season. This year alone, the annual salary is 16 million dollars. However, this year, the annual salary has not yet been achieved. Turner is a close friend who keeps in touch even after Ryu Hyun-jin moves to Toronto. Ryu Hyun-jin also has a 13.50 ERA due to injuries and sluggishness, so he is likely to feel sympathy