Concern set amongst Dodger fans when all-star third baseman Justin Turner was noticeably absent from the starting lineup for the third consecutive game since tweaking his hamstring.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 1, 2019
While manager Dave Roberts was quoted as saying that Turner’s hamstring injury was “a little more severe” than initially thought, Alanna Rizzo thankfully eased some concerns with the update that he could be returning to the lineup as early on Sunday.
Turner (hamstring) will be in starting lineup as early as tomorrow or possibly Monday.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 1, 2019
While it’s often nice to say “the sooner the better,” when it comes to adding a player slashing .467/.485/.567 over his last 7 games to your lineup, there is more reason to be cautious when it comes hamstring injuries. Such injuries have the propensity to linger and resurface without warning during a season.
In his absence, Max Muncy started at 3B on Thursday and Friday, going 3-7 (.429) with 1 HR and 3 RBI.
Turner is officially listed as “day-to-day.”