Justin Turner IF LAD 3 days ago

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to a leg infection, according to MLB.com. A skin infection forced Turner to be hospitalized earlier in the week, leaving Alberto Callaspo, Alex Guerrero and Enrique Hernandez to fill in as he recovers.

Justin Turner IF LAD 5 days ago

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner will be out at least a few more days as he recovers from an infection in his leg, according to the team's official website. Turner first noticed a pimple on his inner thigh earlier this week, and was sent to the emergency room on Tuesday after the pimple blew up and caused an infection in his leg. “Over the off day, something went wrong,” manager Don Mattingly said. “When he came in [Monday], he was a lot worse. I saw him when I got here. It was something that kind of blew up, and it wasn’t very pretty, so they sent him to the emergency room. We should know more by the end of the night. He should be out a few more days... He thought it was a bug bite.” Alex Guerrero and Alberto Callaspo should see additional playing time while Turner is out.

Justin Turner IF LAD 6 days ago

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner was sent to the emergency room Tuesday with an infection in his leg, according to ESPN Los Angeles. Turner received an antibiotic Monday to treat a boil on his leg, but the area became infected.

Justin Turner IF LAD 3 weeks ago

Turner capped a great first half Sunday by going 3-for-4 with a double and RBI to raise his slash to an impressive .308/.377/.538.

In other news, we just looked up "late bloomer" in the dictionary and there was a picture of Turner. Hector Olivera is going to be ready for the big leagues in short order, but it's safe to say Turner isn't going to be losing his starting job any time soon.

Justin Turner IF LAD 4 weeks ago

Turner is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

Turner has emerged this season as a consistent hitter in the middle of the Dodgers' batting order, hitting .321/.381/.548 on the season. However, the club will turn to Alberto Callaspo at the position Thursday, batting eighth.

Justin Turner IF LAD 1 month ago

Turner is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

It doesn't look to be much more than a normal rest for Turner, who will give way to Alberto Callaspo in the series finale. The Dodgers are ripe with infield options on both the major-league roster and at Triple-A, but Turner's continued excellence has allowed him to hold off all challengers. He's homered five times and driven in 10 runs over his last eight starts, boosting his season line to a stellar .320/.392/.584.

Justin Turner IF LAD 1 month ago

Turner is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, David Vassegh of Dodger Talk reports.

Turner finally cooled off with Monday's 0-for-4 showing, after he homered in each of the previous three games. Alberto Callaspo will start at the hot corner Tuesday night, but Turner figures to rejoin the lineup Wednesday.

Justin Turner IF LAD 1 month ago

Turner stayed hot Sunday, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Giants.

The red beard is absolutely on fire over his last eight starts, batting .464 with four home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored. Turner is now batting a robust .333 on the season through 159 at-bats and is making a case to warrant universal ownership at this point.

Justin Turner IF LAD 1 month ago

Turner had a big game Friday against the Dodgers, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored.

The 31-year-old continues to thrive as the Dodgers' everyday third baseman and is now batting .354 with two home runs, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored in the month since Juan Uribe was traded away. Turner should be on the radar for those in need of batting average and useful counting stats from the hot corner.

Justin Turner IF LAD 2 months ago

Turner is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Turner collected his sixth home run of the season Tuesday, but will receive his a day off Thursday following three straight starts. Juan Uribe will man the hot corner in his place, batting seventh for the Dodgers.