Turner was 'shocked' by Mets non-tender

May, 20, 2014
May 20
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Adam RubinJustin Turner and Terry Collins chat during batting practice Tuesday.


NEW YORK -- Justin Turner, back in New York with the Los Angeles Dodgers, affirmed that his Dec. 2 non-tender by the Mets caught him off-guard.

"It was a shock, but it's part of the business," said Turner, who signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers and then made the Opening Day roster.

Turner, 29, is hitting .230 with five RBIs in 74 at-bats this season.

Both the Mets and Dodgers spent Monday's off-day in New York, and Turner took advantage.

"I have a lot of good friends there, and it's good to see them," Turner said. "I had dinner with some of the guys last night."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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