Red beard returns: Turner glad to be back with Dodgers

Eric Gay

FILE – Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, and third baseman Justin Turner pose for a group picture after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to win the baseball World Series in Arlington, Texas, in this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, file photo. Justin Turner’s extended flirtation with free agency ended where it began — with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Along the way, the third baseman had doubts about whether he would return to his hometown team and wondered if his mask-less appearance on the field to celebrate its World Series championship would hurt him.