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Phillies Introduce SS Trea Turner

Written by Tony Ghaul

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

Turner joins a Phillies team that made it to the World Series this year before losing to the Houston Astros. He also reunites with slugger Bryce Harper after the two played with the Washington Nationals from 2015-18.

“We talked for a long time. Money wasn’t necessarily the number one option for us, obviously, it plays a part. We just pictured ourselves here. I pictured myself in this uniform. She pictured living here and having family come and visit. We pictured playing with Bryce and Schwarber and a lot of those guys,” said Turner during Thursday’s introductory press conference.

Turner hit .298 with 21 homers and a career-high 100 RBIs this year in his first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He stole 27 bases and scored 101 runs.

Phillies new shortstop Trea Turner. Photo courtsey of 6abc.com

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