It has been announced that Justin Turner has been activated from the disabled list ahead of the weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Turner went down with a hamstring strain on May 19, when rounding third base and heading for home.
Justin Turner had a short and sweet rehab stint where he played for Rancho Cucamonga holding down third base, going 1-for-3 on Monday.
Turner has been an obvious superstar and fan favorite for the Dodgers, batting .379/.453/.493 with one home run and 17 RBI’s over 39 games this season.
The Dodgers hope that Turner’s return will add a much-needed spark to the Dodgers lineup which has been struggling as of late, batting just .159 in the last seven games while still salvaging three wins in that span.
Prior to Friday’s game, Dave Roberts announced on MLB Network that Justin Turner will be in the lineup, activated off of the disabled list.
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We are still awaiting the official transaction to be announced from the team.
It is certain that the Dodgers organization and its fans are looking forward to having their catalyst back in the lineup. The Dodgers will play the Reds six times in the next nine games, and with the Reds rocky rotation, it could be the perfect opportunity to wake up the Dodger bats.