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Dodgers: Justin Turner Out of Lineup for Second Straight Game

The third baseman suffered a hamstring strain on Wednesday night.

Justin Turner will be out of the starting lineup for a second straight game as the Dodgers host the Philadelphia Phillies at Chavez Ravine at 7 pm for the first game of a three-game series.

Max Muncy will assume the responsibilities at third base for the second game in a row, while Matt Beaty, who started in left field last night, will be moved to first base for tonight’s game.

Many expected Turner, who was held out of the series finale against the New York Mets last night after an injury scare in the Dodgers ninth-inning comeback on Wednesday night, to be given another night off. However, when speaking with reporters on Friday, Turner was vague about his status.

Gurnick later brought us an update on the situation.

While Turner will not be placed on the injured list at this time, it’s still relatively unknown just how serious his injury is.

If his hamstring tightness continues to persist, the Dodgers third baseman might have no choice but to rest during what would be his first stint on the injured list of the 2019 season.

If Turner is indeed headed for the injured list in the near future, it would not be his first time in that position.

Many fans will recall that he spent the first couple months of the 2018 season, in which the Dodgers got off to a very slow start, on what was then the disabled list after suffering a broken wrist injury during spring training.

While more details will likely be released as time goes on, an extended absence of Turner from the Dodgers lineup would be a blow to the first place National League team.

Turner is currently batting .306 with 25 RBI and a .838 OPS, and his production on the offensive side of the ball would certainly be missed.

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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