The Philadelphia Phillies have landed a star shortstop. The Phillies and two-time All-Star Trea Turner have agreed to an 11-year contract worth $300 million, reports ESPN.
Turner will take over at shortstop and rookie Bryson Stott will presumably slide over to second base. He is a power/speed threat who hit a .298 with 39 doubles, 21 homers, and 27 steals in 2022.
A known friend of NLCS MVP Bryce Harper, the Phillies finally came to terms with the superstar shortstop and super agent Scott Boras at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Turner has massive implications for the Phillies 2023 hopes, and with Harper out for what could be more than half the season his impact on the offensive outlook is unmistakable.
Trea Turner. Photo courtsey of Bleacher Report/Twitter