Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner (undisclosed) is starting at third base and batting second for Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Turner is in the lineup for Game 1 despite being held out of team workouts over the past two days. He'll look to continue his remarkable postseason, as he's hitting an impressive .387/.500/.677 with three homers, 12 RBI and a 5:6 K:BB in 31 at-bats so far.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

General manager Farhan Zaidi said Turner -- who was held out of Sunday's practice -- is a little "banged up" after the NLCS but expects to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zaidi downplayed Turner's absence from Sunday's workout, equating it to a maintenance game the third baseman would take during the regular season to rest his chronically inflamed knees. He was seen doing agility drills in the outfield Monday, and assuming everything checks out fine, he should be good to go for Game 1. Turner has started all eight of the Dodgers' playoff games so far, hitting a ridiculous .387/.500/.677 with three homers, 12 RBI, one stolen base and a 5:6 K:BB in 31 at-bats.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (finger) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Turner sat out the last four games after taking a pitch to the thumb last Thursday, but he is ready to get back on the field Tuesday night. He will man third and hit third against Padres starter Dinelson Lamet.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (finger) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was expected to rejoin the Dodgers' lineup for Monday's series opener, but it appears his injured thumb is still bothering him enough to keep him sidelined for a fourth game. He's scheduled to take batting practice Monday to test his thumb, so he'll hopefully have a clearer return date afterwards. While Turner would like to get some games in before the regular season ends, he said he doesn't want to rush back before the NLDS. Logan Forsythe will continue to man third base in his absence.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (thumb) took swings in the batting cage Sunday and will rejoin the starting lineup Monday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was held out of the lineup Sunday with his right thumb contusion, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed that the third baseman would be ready to suit back up Tuesday. He should be deployed in fantasy lineups with confidence upon his return.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (thumb) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Turner suffered a right thumb contusion during Thursday's game against the Phillies. The Dodgers will continue to be cautious with their third baseman and will withhold him from the lineup for the third consecutive day. He'll remain a day-to-day case, with Logan Forsythe drawing the start at third base Sunday.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (thumb) is not in the lineup Saturday for the second straight day, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was held out Friday after suffering a bruised thumb the day before, and with the Dodgers needing only a couple wins to lock up home field advantage in the postseason, it's likely he will not play Saturday either. Logan Forsythe will make another start at third base in Turner's place.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner (thumb) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

A Mark Leiter pitch hit Turner on the thumb during his first at-bat Thursday, and Turner was eventually forced to leave the game. Fortunately, X-rays were negative, so it seems Turner should be able to return relatively quickly, although his status for the rest of the weekend is up in the air. Logan Forsythe will take over at third base in the meantime.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

X-rays on Turner's right thumb came back negative, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a big sigh of relief for Turner and the Dodgers, as the third baseman seems to have avoided a potentially more serious injury after getting hit by a pitch on his right thumb in the first inning Thursday. While he was initially able to stay in the game after being checked on by trainers, the Dodgers removed him in the following inning and sent him for tests to make sure he wasn't dealing with anything more than a bruise. Everything checked out, which is good news, but his status for the Dodgers' weekend series against the Giants remains up in the air. With the Dodgers close to clinching home-field advantage in the playoffs -- despite their recent struggles and the Nationals' surge -- they may not be in a rush if Turner isn't 100 percent. Logan Forsythe would likely see some starts at third base in Turner is forced to miss any time.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 months ago

Turner was removed from Thursday's game against the Phillies after getting hit by a pitch on his right thumb, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was plunked in the top of the first inning Thursday, and while he was initially able to stay in the contest after getting checked out by trainers, he was ultimately replaced by Austin Barnes prior to the second inning. The severity of the injury is still unclear, but more should be known once he is reevaluated following the conclusion of Thursday's game.