Dodgers fans who were excited to see Justin Turner back in the lineup today will have to wait one more day. JT, who was originally in the lineup batting fourth and playing third base was scratched while still dealing with a nagging leg injury he sustained two weeks back after fouling a ball off his foot against the Diamondbacks.
Thankfully, the move appears to be precautionary.
Justin Turner won’t be in the lineup today. They’re just being extra careful with him. #Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he’s hopeful Turner will be back in there tomorrow.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) October 1, 2022
Ahead of Friday night’s win over the Rockies, Turner spoke with the media about his injury and admitted that he and the team are just exercising caution and trying to get his shin back near full strength before the final few games of the regular season and into the start of the postseason.
After a slow start to his season, the veteran has been one of the best hitters in baseball for the last few months. Since May 10th, Turner is batting .309 with an .883 OPS. Since the start of July, he’s been even better, posting a .348 average with a .955 OPS.
Altogether, he’s slashing .280/.353/.444 with 13 home runs and 81 runs batted in.
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