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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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Dodgers placed INF Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28, with a skin infection on his right thigh.
Alex Guerrero and Alberto Callaspo will continue to hold down the fort at the hot corner until Turner is ready to return. He's in the midst of an outstanding season offensively, slashing .323/.387/.563 with 13 homers and 44 RBI in just 254 at-bats. Jul 31 - 6:55 PM

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Turner will miss a few more games due to the infection in his leg.

Turner was forced to sit out on Tuesday and Wednesday after a pimple in his leg became infected and required a trip to the emergency room. Look for Alberto Callaspo and Alex Guerrero to continue see additional playing time in his absence.
Jul 29 - 7:56 PM

Justin Turner remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Wednesday.

Turner was forced to the emergency room on Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected. Alex Guerrero will take his place at the hot corner.
Jul 29 - 6:30 PM

Justin Turner is not playing Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected, necessitating a visit to the emergency room after he had a reaction to medication.

Well, that's... appetizing. The Dodgers expect to know more on Turner later Tuesday, but he should be available to play Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Tuesday.
Jul 28 - 7:21 PM

Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

It's just a day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo is starting at third base against the A's.
Jul 28 - 5:50 PM

Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Mets.

Turner had three extra-base hits on the night against his former team, including an RBI double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third. The 30-year-old has hit safely in six straight games and continues to have a fantastic year. He's batting .327 with 13 home runs and a .958 OPS.
Jul 24 - 10:04 PM

Justin Turner hit his 12th home run of the season in a loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

A night after going 4-for-4 with three singles, Turner connected on a solo shot against Braves starter Alex Wood in Tuesday's contest. It ended up being his only hit on the night. The infielder continues to enjoy a breakout year in Los Angeles, as he's now hitting .322 with a .940 OPS and a career-high 12 homers.
Jul 21 - 10:48 PM

Justin Turner had four hits in as many at-bats, but the Dodgers fell to the Braves on Monday.

Turner's four hits, three of which were singles, accounted for nothing as he neither scored a run nor brought one in. The 30-year-old has showed no signs of slowing down as he's hitting an outstanding .323/.389/.545 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI.
Jul 20 - 10:40 PM

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

It's just a regular day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo will draw another start at the hot corner and will bat eighth against Severino Gonzalez and the Phillies.
Jul 9 - 6:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
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
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee