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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
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Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a home run Saturday in the Dodgers' 6-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks.
Turner slugged a solo home run in the first inning off Diamondbacks starter Jeremy Hellickson. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the third inning and then doubled and scored in the seventh inning, finishing the game with a total of three runs. Turner is batting .300 with a .958 OPS in 18 games this season and should continue to see semi-regular playing time at third base. Juan Uribe was out of the lineup Saturday for the second straight game. May 3 - 1:16 AM

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Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.

The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
Apr 28 - 1:14 AM

Justin Turner (finger) flew out as a pinch-hitter in Monday's game against the Mariners.

Turner left Saturday's game after being spike on the left hand and having some stiffness in index finger, but he's obviously feeling better now. He should be good to go moving forward.
Apr 14 - 8:39 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Justin Turner's left hand.

Turner got spiked in his glove hand Saturday by A.J. Pollock of the Diamondbacks. He has some stiffness in his left index finger but should ultimately be fine.
Apr 11 - 10:08 PM

Justin Turner left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left hand injury.

Turner got spiked on his glove hand on a hard slide into third base by A.J. Pollock. The guess is that he suffered a gash and some bruising. There should be an update on his status by Sunday afternoon.
Apr 11 - 9:43 PM

Dodgers and INF Justin Turner avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

It's a well-earned raise after Turner had a breakout season in 2014 with a .340/.404/.493 batting line over 322 plate appearances. He'll again serve in a utility role for the Dodgers in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:10 PM

Justin Turner cracked a pair of homers in Tuesday's defeat of the Giants.

He led off the bottom of the first inning with a round-tripper to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead that it never relinquished. Even still, Turner's solo job in the eighth provided an insurance run that Kenley Jansen surely appreciated in the ninth inning with a runner on second and Hunter Pence at the plate (he popped out to right). The Dodgers have clinched at least a tie for the NL West. With Clayton Kershaw on the bump for Los Angeles on Wednesday, it would appear prudent to start chilling the champagne immediately. Turner has been a serious NL-only contributor this year, batting .333 with seven homers. The Mets, who curiously non-tendered the infielder over the winter, would like him back.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:05:00 AM

Justin Turner went 3-for-6 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

In a lineup loaded with stars, it was Turner who provided most of the offense for the Dodgers on Wednesday. He hit the two-run blast off Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, his fifth home run of the year. The super sub is now batting .327/.394/.458 overall. Pretty good for a guy who was non-tendered by the Mets over the winter.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Justin Turner went 3-for-5 and scored a run, but the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Padres on Friday.

Turner notched his third consecutive multi-hit game and his fifth in his last six games. He's been filling in for Juan Uribe at the hot corner and has done a good job. Overall, Turner is slashing .326/.396/.452 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 270 plate appearances.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:31:00 AM

Justin Turner singled, doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base in Friday's triumph at the Mets' expense.

Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Currently riding a six-game hitting streak, the utility man set free by these same Mets over the winter is 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles, a homer, two steals and five RBI in that span. Turner is slashing an impressive .318/.391/.448 and needs to be started in all NL-only leagues for as long as Juan Uribe is disabled. If you're a mixed league owner with gamble in you and you want to see how long Turner can keep punching above his weight class, knock yourself out.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:58:00 AM

Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 01:08:00 AM

Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Spelling Dee Gordon, Turner did his best Gordon impression with his third stolen base of the season. Turner also scored two of the Dodgers' three runs from the leadoff spot. The do-it-all backup is hitting .310/.374/.435 on the year, but his sporadic playing time and lack of outstanding tools makes him nothing more than a deep NL-only option right now.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday versus the Pirates.

It's safe to say the Mets blew it when they let Turner go last winter. He's been terrific in a utility role for the Dodgers, hitting .301 with three homers and 23 RBI in 166 at-bats.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Dodgers activated INF Justin Turner from the 15-day disabled list.

Turner missed the last three weeks with a strained left hamstring but was able to complete a rehab assignment with no issues. He'll resume his role as a utilityman.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Justin Turner (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Barring any setbacks, he'll be activated on Friday for the beginning of the second half. "If the timing feels good and everything, Friday looks pretty doable," Turner said. "I don’t think it’s a matter of games. It’s just trying to get some at-bats. Everything feels good."
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Scott Baker
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Adam Liberatore
12Chris Withrow