Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

Justin Turner joined the Los Angeles Dodgers last spring on a minor-league deal and then became one of the biggest signings of the offseason for the team as he had a career year.

This spring, Turner is all but guaranteed to make the team and has spent the first week of games moving around the infield. On Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs, the 30-year-old was the designated hitter for the Dodgers and came up to bat with the bases loaded in the fourth inning against Brian Schlitter:

Turner proceeded to put the Dodgers on the board with a two-run double that would have cleared the bases had it not bounced over the wall. The Cal State Fullerton alum came into the game hitting just .222, but had two hits through six innings against the Cubs.

The Dodgers will be counting on Turner to fill in around the infield, much like he did last season, and continue to hit in the clutch.

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About The Author

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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