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Justin Turner | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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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. Aug 30 - 2:31 AM

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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.
Aug 23 - 12:58 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.
Aug 22 - 1:08 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.
Aug 3 - 9:33 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.
Jul 21 - 10:23 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.
Jul 18 - 5:40 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."
Jul 13 - 11:20 AM

Dodgers placed INF Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Turner suffered the injury while legging out an RBI double Saturday. It's not clear at this point how much time he'll miss. Carlos Triunfel has replaced him on the roster.
Jun 29 - 1:55 PM

Justin Turner left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a strained left hamstring.

Turner injured the hamstring while running the bases on an RBI double in the bottom of the second inning. There is a good chance he will be placed on the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 9:21 PM

Justin Turner went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in a win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Batting leadoff, Turner got the game started with a triple. The three-base hit was his first of the year and just the second of his career. He came in to score the game's first run on a Yasiel Puig single. Turner has been seeing everyday action at third base in recent days, and his .299/.353/.429 line means he'll likely continue to see action while he's producing.
Jun 24 - 11:22 PM

Justin Turner is back in Friday's lineup against the Padres.

Turner has been bothered by calf tightness recently, so this is his first start since June 12. The 29-year-old has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers this season, batting .293/.344/.313 with three home runs and 19 RBI over 51 games.
Jun 20 - 6:32 PM

Justin Turner (calf) smacked an RBI double as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Turner was held out of the Dodgers' lineup with calf tightness. He should start Monday versus the Rockies.
Jun 16 - 1:19 PM

Justin Turner (calf) remains out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

Turner is day-to-day with tightness in his calf. Miguel Rojas will start at third base for Los Angeles.
Jun 14 - 6:53 PM

Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to tightness in his calf.

It isn't expected to be a major issue, and the Dodgers are considering him day-to-day. Chone Figgins will get the start at the hot corner on Friday and hit eighth against Chase Anderson and the Diamondbacks.
Jun 13 - 7:33 PM

Justin Turner's two-run single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and pushed the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory against the White Sox on Monday.

Turner's weak hit was emblematic of a peck-peck-peck five-run sixth inning against Jose Quintana that benefited from two errors (all the runs were unearned). With the bases loaded in a tie game, Turner poked a ball into right center which barely got over the glove of a leaping Gordon Beckham. The 29-year-old utility man continues to impress as Juan Uribe's fill-in, going 19-for-54 (.352) with three homers and 10 RBI in his last 18 games. He's collected exactly two RBI in three straight games, and all three of those long flies have come in his last nine contests. NL-only owners ought to ride the wave until Uribe's return causes it to unceremoniously recede back into the body of water that houses it.
Jun 3 - 1:09 AM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez