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Justin Turner | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday against the Mets.
It doesn't appear to be anything other than a routine day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo will draw the start at third base and hit seventh against right-hander Matt Harvey on Saturday. Jul 4 - 3:45 PM

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Justin Turner hit his 11th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Turner took Marlins starter Tom Koehler deep in the first inning to give the Dodgers an early lead. He finished 2-for-4 with a single to go along with the homer. It has been a legitimate breakout year for the 30-year-old, who is hitting .320/.392/.584 with 36 RBI and 30 runs scored in 66 games.
Jun 27 - 6:47 PM

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Cubs.

Turner got just 33 at-bats in April and has started a mere 41 out of 73 games overall, but he's going to have to be a 2015 All-Star with the way he's performed. He's batting .323 with 10 homers in 167 at-bats. Since joining the Dodgers last year, he's hit .334 with 17 homers and 78 RBI in 455 at-bats.
Jun 24 - 11:44 PM

Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

Alberto Callaspo will start at third base and bat seventh versus Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. It's just a day of rest for Turner, who's batting .325/.392/.564 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 61 games this season.
Jun 23 - 4:15 PM

Justin Turner homered for the third consecutive game in Sunday's victory over the Giants.

It's the first time in the veteran infielder's career that he has accomplished the impressive feat. He finished the day 2-for-3 plus a walk, and drove home three runs. His two-run blast came courtesy of Yusmeiro Petit in the fifth inning and increased the Dodgers lead to 10-1. Turner has inexplicably settled in as the third hitter in manager Don Mattingly's lineup and is slashing an extremely impressive .333/.401/.579 with nine homers and 32 RBI in just 159 at-bats on the season.
Jun 21 - 11:15 PM

Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Thursday.

Turner has settled in as the Dodgers everyday third baseman in recent weeks, but he'll get a day of rest on Thursday. Alberto Callaspo will draw the start at the hot corner and will bat seventh for the Dodgers.
Jun 18 - 6:05 PM

Justin Turner hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

With Chi Chi Gonzalez angling for a complete-game shutout, Turner stepped to the plate and swatted a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning. The home run was his sixth of the season, giving him 26 RBI. With Juan Uribe gone, Turner is getting plenty of playing time all over the infield and has delivered, hitting .319/.388/.514 on the year.
Jun 16 - 10:56 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Turner, who started at first base with Adrian Gonzalez in the DH spot, had a single and a double. The 30-year-old has had a strong follow-up to his impressive 2013 season, batting .321/.391/.500 with five home runs and 24 RBI through 54 games. With his multi-position eligibility, he deserves more attention in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 15 - 11:43 PM

Justin Turner (knee) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

Turner missed games on Tuesday and Wednesday after fouling a ball off his left knee, but after an additional rest day on Thursday, it appears he's ready to rock 'n' roll. He's hitting a steady .310/.382/.496 with five homers and 23 RBI this season.
Jun 12 - 5:45 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he expects Justin Turner (knee) to be available Friday.

Turner missed a second straight game Wednesday after fouling a ball off his left knee Monday night, but Mattingly is optimistic that the third baseman will be good to go following Thursday's scheduled team off-day. Turner is batting .310/.382/.496 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 50 games this season for Los Angeles.
Jun 11 - 9:04 AM

Justin Turner (knee) is out of the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Turner hasn't played since fouling a ball off his left knee during Monday's game, but the injury is day to day. He should be back in there before long. Alberto Callaspo continues to start at third base in Turner's absence.
Jun 10 - 6:20 PM

Justin Turner (knee) is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Diamondbacks.

Turner fouled a ball off his left knee in Monday's series opener. X-rays came back negative, but he has some swelling. Alberto Callaspo will start at third base.
Jun 9 - 5:58 PM

Justin Turner is considered day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on his left knee.

Turner had to leave Monday's game against the Diamondbacks shortly after fouling a ball off his leg. He was a diagnosed with a left knee contusion, but it sounds like he won't have to miss much time at all.
Jun 9 - 8:20 AM

Justin Turner had to leave Monday's game against the Diamondbacks after fouling a ball off his leg.

Turner stayed in initially but apparently became too sore. He should be considered day-to-day for now.
Jun 8 - 11:11 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-4 and plated both of the Dodgers runs in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Turner delivered an RBI double to open the scoring in the first inning and added on an RBI single in the third, but that wound up being the extent of the Dodgers offense in the contest. Turner is having tremendous success in the early going this season, slashing .307/.380/.496 with 23 RBI in 127 at-bats.
Jun 7 - 11:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Ian Thomas