Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres playing the second of their three-game series, Justin Turner was fielding grounders as is the norm for infielders.

However, rather than throwing over to Adrian Gonzalez or perhaps Scott Van Slyke, it was manager Don Mattingly who was playing first base. Mattingly was an All-Star first baseman with the New York Yankees, whom he played all 14 of his seasons in the Majors with.

Turner is once again forced into a starting role with Juan Uribe on the disabled list due to a troublesome right hamstring. While Uribe has been a relatively consistent contributor for the Dodgers when healthy, so too has Turner.

The Dodgers signed Turner to a one-year deal in the off-season and it’s paid off as he’s filled in at multiple positions and has his batting average over .300. Video of Turner throwing to Van Slyke is courtesy of the Dodgers’ Vine account:

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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