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Justin Turner | Third Baseman | #10

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 (knee) is optimistic he'll be ready for Opening Day.
His rehab from microfracture surgery seems to be going well. Turner more than doubled his career-high in homers last year while batting 10 points above his career average. Howie Kendrick could see time at the hot corner if Turner isn't ready to play an every-day role when the season opens. Jan 30 - 9:04 PM

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Dodgers and 3B Justin Turner avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.1 million contract.

He more than doubled his 2015 salary in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Turner batted .294/.370/.491 with 16 homers last season and is expected to be recovered from knee surgery in time for Opening Day.
Jan 15 - 1:55 PM

Justin Turner (knee) has been cleared to throw and hit.

Turner had a microfracture procedure on his left knee back in October but has come along well in his rehab. As of right now, it looks like he'll be ready to go for the start of spring training. "Right now I'm right on schedule," said Turner. "I don't think it should be a problem in spring training as long as I have no setbacks, and so far I've had no setbacks. So knock on wood, I'll be ready when everybody else is."
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 06:03:00 PM

Justin Turner had a microfracture procedure on his left knee last month.

It was reported that Turner was having surgery to remove loose bodies from his knee, but it turns out that the damage was more extensive, including a piece of cartilage that had torn off the outside part of his knee. Turner believes that the cartilage injury occurred during the playoffs. He'll be in crutches for two to four weeks and is expected to begin running at full strength in three months. As of now, he expects to be 100 percent for spring training.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Justin Turner will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Thursday to remove loose bodies from his left knee.

The knee bothered Turned down the stretch of the season. It’s a minor procedure and he will be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around as long as he doesn’t have a setback. Turner is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter and is due for a nice raise after batting .294/.370/.491 with 16 homers and 60 RBI.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Justin Turner tied an MLB postseason record for doubles in a series Thursday, finishing 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a stolen base in the Game 5 loss to the Mets in the NLDS.

The Dodgers couldn't capitalize on Mets starter Jacob deGrom's struggles, but Turner had himself a night to cap what was a terrific series for the 30-year-old. Turner ended the series batting .526 (10-for-19) with six doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. The six doubles were tied for the most ever in an MLB postseason series. Despite the disappointing finish for his club, the series capped a breakout season for Turner.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Justin Turner (knee) is in the Dodgers' lineup for Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night against the Mets.

Turner made an early exit from Game 4 with swelling in his troublesome left knee, but Wednesday's travel day provided a bit of rest and he'll start at third base in Thursday's decisive matchup at Dodger Stadium. The full Game 5 lineup for Los Angeles: Howie Kendrick 2B, Corey Seager SS, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Justin Turner 3B, Andre Ethier RF, Yasmani Grandal C, Enrique Hernandez LF, Joc Pederson CF, Zack Greinke SP. Jacob deGrom is on the bump for the visiting Mets.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Turner (knee) is expected to play in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Mets.

Turner had to make an early exit from Game 4 due to swelling in his knee, but he'll continue to play through it. The former Met is 7-for-15 (.467) with four doubles and three RBI during the series.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Justin Turner delivered a two-run double in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 victory over the Dodgers.

Offense was hard to come by in this one, but the Dodgers were able to score three runs with two outs in the third inning. Adrian Gonzalez dented the scoreboard first with a bloop RBI single and Turner followed with a double into the corner that Yoenis Cespedes misplayed, likely leading to the Mets' extra run. Turner has killed his former team in the series, batting .467/.500/.733 with three RBI. He made an early exit from the game with some swelling in his ailing left knee but will be fine for Game 5.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Turner has been banged up of late so the Dodgers will get him some rest in the regular season finale. Alex Guerrero is at third base.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Justin Turner singled, drove in two runs and walked Friday against the Padres.

Turner is working to ensure himself a starting spot in the postseason following his second-half injuries. He rebounded in September following a poor August, so he still seems like the Dodgers' best option at third base.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:54:00 AM

Justin Turner has some forearm swelling.

That's part of the reason he's absent from the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon in San Francisco. Turner got struck on the arm by a pitch earlier this week. He should be completely fine for the final weekend of the regular season and the NLDS. Chase Utley is starting at third base against the Giants.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

So are a couple other Los Angeles regulars. Chase Utley is making a rare start at third base as the NL West champions wrap up a series against the rival Giants.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Justin Turner returned to the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Turner left Thursday's game early and only appeared as a pinch-hitter on Friday. Manager Don Mattingly has been mixing and matching with Turner, Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager alternating starts on the left side of the infield. Saturday was Rollins' turn to sit out.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Justin Turner left Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after five innings.

He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before exiting. Recently sidelined with left knee soreness, Turner was back in the lineup for the first time since Saturday. His early removal was part of the plan all along.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Micah Johnson
4Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
10Ian Thomas
11Josh Ravin
12Joe Blanton