Trea Turner Is Red-Hot At The World Baseball Classic As USA Advances To Final

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop trea turner socks a home run for team USA

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Shortstop Trea Turner has had quite the offseason. The 29-year-old is going to remember the last few months for a long time.’

The former Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers star hit the free agent market this offseason, and he got PAID.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Trea Turner to a massive contract, an 11-year deal worth a whopping $300 million.

He’s going to be joining a Phillies lineup including Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, and others that got all the way to the World Series in 2022, before losing in six to the Astros.

In the meantime, Trea Turner has been manning shortstop for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic. And, he’s been hitting the cover off the ball.

In the quarterfinals against Venezuela on Saturday, Turner came up with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth, with the USA trailing 7-5. And, he delivered this hit, arguably the iconic hit of the history of the World Baseball Classic.

The USA went on to win that game, 9-7 to advance to the semifinals and take on Cuba. and, the righty went yard twice to help the USA to a 14-2 win over the rival Cubans.

This gives Trea Turner four home runs in the event, one shy of the record. The USA will look to win the WBC on Tuesday against the winner of Mexico and Japan.