The reigning Nationwide League champion Dodgers suffered a serious loss Monday night time.
Third baseman Justin Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist when he was hit by a pitch from A’s pitcher Kendall Graveman in the course of the groups’ exhibition in Arizona. Invoice Shaikin of the Los Angeles Occasions reported Turner will probably be out until a minimum of May.
BREAKING: Justin Turner suffers broken wrist after being hit by pitch in 1st inning.
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Turner left the sport after being examined. Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts informed reporters after the sport that Turner had suffered a break.
Roberts stated Turner, who was hit by a pitch tonight, suffered a broken left wrist.
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“It is a part of the sport. It is unlucky. I am going to do every little thing I can to get again as quick as I can,” Turner informed reporters, per Shaikin.
Turner, 33, is coming off a 2017 season through which he hit .322/.415/.530 with 21 house runs in 543 plate appearances. He missed time final yr with a hamstring injury.
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If the Dodgers determine to remain inside the group to exchange Turner, they might use Enrique Hernandez, Rob Segedin, Chase Utley or No. three catcher Kyle Farmer, a transformed infielder, in one thing of a platoon. They might additionally shift second baseman Logan Forsythe to 3rd and shift middle fielder Chris Taylor, additionally a transformed infielder, to second base.
LA additionally has utilityman Donovan Solano in camp as a non-roster participant. Solano changed Turner within the lineup Monday night time.
UPDATE: Roberts stated after the sport, per Shaikin, that Forsythe will doubtless take over at third and that Taylor will stay within the outfield and work some because the backup to shortstop Corey Seager. That would go away Hernandez, Utley and Austin Barnes, usually a catcher, as the first candidates to play second.
“It will create a chance for enjoying time for guys that perhaps deserve extra enjoying time than they have been slated to get,” Dodgers common supervisor Farhan Zaidi informed reporters, per Shaikin.