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Note: This page links to major league infielder Justin Turner. For the minor league infielder and coach, click here.
Justin Matthew Turner
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- School California State University, Fullerton
- High School Mayfair High School
- Debut September 8, 2009
 Biographical Information
Turner was one of three players, along with Ryan Freel and Brandon Waring, sent to the Baltimore Orioles by the Reds in return for catcher Ramon Hernandez on December 9, 2008. He made his major league debut with Baltimore towards the end of the 2009 season, going 3 for 18 over 12 games.
Turner made the New York Mets' opening day roster in 2011 and injuries soon gave him a chance to play regularly at second base and third base. He made the most of this opportunity in May, putting up a batting line of .325/.378/.458 with 9 doubles and 20 RBI to earn the National League's Rookie of the Month honors. He was the first member of the Mets to win the award since its creation in 2001. During the month, he recorded at least one RBI in 13 of 15 consecutive games while hitting his first career home run at Houston on May 15th.