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The ex-Oriole report: Gonzalez, Wieters and others off to strong starts in 2017

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Justin Turner, Dodgers

Turner is the most distant ex-Oriole on this list; you have to go back seven years to find the last time he was in the organization, pre-dating the Buck Showalter era. It wasn’t a memorable stint, either. The club acquired Turner in the Ramon Hernandez trade with the Reds in December 2008, and he played just 17 games — going 3-for-27 — before the Mets claimed him on waivers.

Over the years, Turner has gradually evolved from a capable utility infielder into a superb all-around player. He exploded for a career season in 2016 for the Dodgers that earned him a new four-year, $64 contract with the club. He’s off to a blistering start as the Dodgers’ starting third baseman in 2017, hitting .374 with a .953 OPS and a league-leading 11 doubles.

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