Turner hustle irked front office

Justin Turner

Justin Turner

#2 3B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM86
  • HR2

  • RBI16

  • R12

  • OBP.319

  • AVG.280

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A Mets official finally offered a reason for Justin Turner's non-tender.

The source told ESPNNewYork.com that Turner's propensity for not running hard irked the front office, which had finally seen enough.

Turner, arbitration-eligible, likely was due to make less than $1 million in 2014.

He should have no trouble finding a job this offseason. Among Turner's longtime fans is Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.