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Dodgers: Justin Turner Placed on the Injured List, Andy Burns Added to the Roster

JT’s replacement on the roster named.



The Dodgers will be without Justin Turner for the remainder of the postseason. And depending on how things go tonight in Los Angeles, there is a chance that their season could end today. Winning tonight would at least get them to Saturday in Atlanta. 

Turner injured his hamstring late in the loss on Wednesday night to the Braves. He was running hard down the line on a groundball that Atlanta turned into a double-play and made it halfway to first before grabbing his leg. He immediately went down into the tunnel with the Dodgers medical staff. 

After the game, the Dodgers called it a grade 2 strain for JT. That meant that regardless of whether they advance, his season is done. Doc had mentioned after the game that they would be calling up a position player to take his spot on the roster.  

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The Dodgers ended up going with Andy Burns as his replacement on the roster, likely because of his ability to play the hot corner. Burns is also a right-handed bat which helps fill the void left by JT’s injury. 

For JT, it ends the worst postseason of his entire career with the Dodgers. He ended up going 4-for-34 and driving in just 1 run, which came off of the homerun he hit in the Wild Card Game against the Cardinals. 

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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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  1. The Dodgers secret weapon is being deployed! Our Bill Mazeroski has arrived! Lol for those of you who get the reference. Trying like heck for some humor today.

    If we are going to go down, at least put up a good fight!

    • LOVE THAT OL BUC! Go Dodgers!! I wonder if they start Burns tonight? I don’t think so. CT3 can play there with AJ, Belli and Betts in the OF, and Albert at first. Yikes

  2. Ok tonight’s lineup (wow they listened to me on Kelly)

    RF Betts
    2B Turner (smh)
    SS Seager
    C Smith
    LF Pollock
    1B Pujols
    3B Taylor
    CF Bellinger
    P Kelly (empty the tank, it’s win or stay home)

    Let’s hope Kelly gets 3 AB’s! He’s been absolutely untouchable so far by the Braves.

    Let’s go Dodgers!

    • Could easily make that argument. Think what it came down to was the right-handed bat. Not really sure why, but that was what was said. I mean you already have more righties to begin with. Zach Mc Defensive versatility and bat out-weighs IMO.

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