Turner optioned

March, 23, 2011
3/23/11
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Justin Turner


Second Base
New York Mets

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2010 Season Stats
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
9 0 0 1 .111 .059
Justin Turner has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, moving Brad Emaus one step closer to claiming the second-base job.

Because Turner had options, he did not need to be exposed to waivers. That made the move predictable.

"I'm sure Brad is feeling pretty good about himself right now," Turner said.
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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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187