Dodgers: Justin Turner Gets Hit in the Hand, Gets X-Rays

The Dodgers third baseman was struck in the hand by a pitch on Wednesday evening.

Dodgers’ fans everywhere held their breath for a few moments on Wednesday night at Camelback Ranch. Justin Turner was struck in the hand by a pitch from Johnny Cueto and took a while to shake it off. Turner eventually stayed in the game and was removed fro x-rays later.

Turner homered in the at-bat following his hit-by-pitch, so it’s safe to assume he’s feeling okay. Turner said himself after he left the game that he didn’t feel it was anything to be too concerned about. The Dodgers/ coaching staff doesn’t seem to be too worried either. 

I’m alright, got a little bruise but I’ll be fine. I think it’s okay. We’re gonna go in to take a picture but I think it’s fine. 

Fans might remember back in 2018 when Turner was struck on the wrist in a similar situation. Turner missed a huge chunk of the season that year and the Dodgers labored through the first part of the season. 

Turner has been a key to the Dodgers’ success for quite some time. He came over on a minor league deal after the Mets cut him loose, and his career took off from there. He has accumulated 112 homeruns in six years with the team after hitting 8 in the previous six years.

Luckily for the Dodgers, Turner probably won’t miss any extended time because of this. Plunking Turner eventually turned into a little bit of a heated moment between the two teams when Kershaw plunked a batter the following inning. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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