Dodgers News: Trea Turner Activated, Jimmy Nelson Out for Year, New Role for Bellinger & More

The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated recently acquired star IF/OF, Trea Turner. We discuss what position Trea Tuner will play and how big of an impact he’ll have on the Dodgers’ inconsistent offense. Plus, how will Turner’s preference for playing shortstop impact LA’s attempt to re-sign Corey Seager?

Next, more bad news on the injury front as the Dodgers announced that RHP, Jimmy Nelson will miss the rest of the season and will undergo Tommy John surgery as well as a procedure to repair a flexor tendon in his right arm. We discuss the loss of Jimmy Nelson and who the Dodgers will turn to with him out for the year. Next, Manager, Dave Roberts discussed how Cody Bellinger’s reduced role and gave us an update on Clayton Kershaw’s status.


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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.


  1. Having to figure where to play Trea Turner, and which spot in the batting order, is a nice problem to have. For this season, let him 0lay 2nd base. I would like to have his speed near the top of the line up. So either batting 1 or 2 is fine. If Mookie gets a day off, Turner should be leading off. The biggest need for this team, right now, is getting more quality innings from the bottom of the starting rotation. The bullpen needs time to recover before the final stretch and post season start.

  2. I bat Trea as early in the lineup as possible, probably #2 behind Betts. This will be huge as Cody moves to the bench, Dodger D up the middle improved, and most importantly no outs in the lineup 1 thru 8, maybe even 1 thru 9 with our great hitting pitchers. This streaky team is going to turn it on soon enough and win the NL West again.

  3. Bellinger should stay on the bench, until he figures how to hit again. It’s embarrassing to see that Urias has a better average. Wake up Roberts.

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