Sandy Alderson

Dodgers' Justin Turner has a ball after a long journey to becoming an All-Star

Dodgers' Justin Turner has a ball after a long journey to becoming an All-Star

Eight boxes lined a table of memorabilia inside the National League clubhouse at Marlins Park. Inside each box sat 12 baseballs.

Justin Turner grabbed a seat in a folding chair and clutched a pen. At the All-Star game, you do not have to stop and pinch yourself; you get to sign your name dozens of times as a reminder of your achievement.

Of all the players assembled at the Midsummer Classic, Turner may have taken the most circuitous path. He has been traded and waived and nontendered. He failed his physical when he agreed to become a Dodger in 2014, which forced him to sign a minor league deal. Yet, he has emerged in 2017 as one of the sport’s most productive hitters, a...

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