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Justin Turner | Third Baseman | #10

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (0) / CIN
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Justin Turner (wrist) was able to hit off of a tee for the first time on Friday.
It's a step in the right direction for Turner, though manager Dave Roberts said that there's still no clear timetable for a potential return to the Dodgers. At this point, it seems like mid-May is a fair estimate barring any setbacks. Apr 20 - 7:20 PM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts noted Tuesday that Justin Turner (wrist) has yet to swing a bat.

Turner began catching some soft throws last week, but he's still a ways away from truly testing his fractured left wrist. It's probably safe to rule him out until at least early-to-mid May. Logan Forsythe, Kyle Farmer, and Enrique Hernandez have been drawing starts at third base for the Dodgers, though Forsythe (shoulder) is also currently sidelined.

Justin Turner (wrist) has started to catch soft tosses.

It's not much, but it's a start. He's still got a lot of hurdles to clear before a return to the Dodgers is part of the discussion, and given that just a few days ago he reported some "tenderness" in the wrist it may not even be a linear recovery. Early May is probably a best-case scenario for a return at this point.
Apr 14 - 5:50 PM

Justin Turner (wrist) has yet to resume swinging a bat.

Turner said he still feels some "tenderness" in his broken wrist, so they are waiting for it to subside. There's no clear timetable for when that might change. His absence is expected to stretch into May.
Apr 10 - 6:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Justin Turner (wrist) won't begin swinging a bat until next week.

There had been some conflicting reports on the plan. Turner was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist after getting hit by a pitch in a Cactus League game on March 19 and it sounds like he won't be ready to join the Dodgers' active roster before the end of April. Logan Forsythe is serving as the primary third baseman in Los Angeles, with Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley sharing time at second.
Apr 2 - 7:40 PM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that Justin Turner (wrist) is getting closer to swinging the bat.

Turner was diagnosed with a fractured left wrist 10 days ago, but he didn't need surgery, and he was given a 6-8 recovery time frame, and 3-4 weeks before he would be able to swing the bat. An earlier return to the cage could mean an earlier return for the All-Star third baseman, but it still seems likely he isn't in the Los Angeles lineup until late April or May.
Mar 30 - 10:16 AM

Dodgers placed 3B Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left wrist.

Turner suffered a non-displaced wrist fracture when he got hit by a pitch in a Cactus League game on March 19. No official timetable has been announced, but this type of injury usually take 6-8 weeks to recover from. Freddie Freeman returned in five weeks last year. Logan Forsythe will open as the Dodgers' primary third baseman, with Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley splitting time at second base.
Mar 29 - 2:10 PM

Justin Turner will not require surgery for his fractured left wrist.

Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture Monday night when he was hit by a pitch in a Cactus League game. He'll be in a brace for a couple of days but can then begin range of motion exercises. "Good news," the veteran third baseman told reporters Tuesday in Dodgers camp. This is still going to be a lengthy absence, but the timetable might be closer to four or five weeks than eight or nine. Logan Forsythe is expected to open the season at the hot corner for Los Angeles, with Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley sharing time at second base.

Justin Turner has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist.

Turner suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Monday night's Cactus League game against the Athletics. No timetable has been announced yet, but Freddie Freeman missed six weeks last year with a similar injury and George Springer missed nine weeks with a broken wrist in 2015. Just a couple of recent examples. Turner, one of the best hitters in the National League in 2017, is likely to be out through most of May. Logan Forsythe figures to handle most of the load at third base with Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez, and Chase Utley sharing time at second. Austin Barnes can also play some second base.

Justin Turner was removed from Monday's Cactus League contest after being hit by a pitch on his left wrist.

Turner was down and in considerable pain afterwards. He will presumably head for X-rays to ensure that nothing is broken. Look for an update from the Dodgers on his status after the game.
Mar 19 - 10:25 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored Monday in the Dodgers' Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

Turner is now hitting .393 with a 1.131 OPS through 28 at-bats this spring. The veteran third baseman already looks to be in midseason form.
Mar 12 - 7:25 PM

Justin Turner looks to be in mid-season form already, going 2-for-3 with a homer and a double in Saturday's Cactus League victory over the Diamondbacks.

Turner doubled off of Robbie Ray in the first inning, then took Antonio Bastardo deep for a solo blast in the fourth. He's hitting a cool .417 with a pair of homers and two RBI on the spring and remains a sold fantasy option heading into his age-33 season.
Mar 3 - 9:15 PM

Justin Turner slugged a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs Friday against the White Sox.

There could be some durability concerns with fantasy owners as Turner goes into his age-33 season, but he continues to get better as a hitter. In addition to posting a career-best .945 OPS (149 OPS+) in 2017, he was one of just five qualified hitters who had more walks than strikeouts. Joey Votto, Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and Anthony Rizzo were the others.
Feb 23 - 8:29 PM

Justin Turner slugged a two-run homer in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Turner's drive in the bottom of the sixth inning barely creeped over the wall in left field at Dodger Stadium and snapped a 1-1 tie. Los Angeles would go on to win the series opener 3-1. The 32-year-old third baseman is now batting .371/.476/.714 with four home runs and 14 RBI in nine games this postseason. He also now has 26 career postseason RBI, which is tied for the Dodgers franchise record.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:48:00 PM

Justin Turner (general soreness) went through agility drills in the outfield at Dodger Stadium on Monday.

Turner skipped Sunday's workout because he's a little "banged up," but it's a not a big deal and he'll be ready to go for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The third baseman won NLCS MVP honors after hitting .333 (6-for-18) with a pair of homers and seven RBI.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Max Muncy
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7J.T. Chargois
8Wilmer Font
9Yimi Garcia
10Tom Koehler