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Dodgers: Justin Turner Will Be Out of the Lineup Wednesday After Being Hit By a Pitch

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The Dodgers are getting a little banged up over the first week of games since the All-Star break. They’ve already had to watch Mookie Betts miss 3 games with a hip injury, and now they’re adding a few new names to be worried about. 

One of those guys is Justin Turner. The Dodgers’ third baseman took a pitch off of his knee facing Alex Wood on Tuesday night. And while he was able to stay in the game until his next at-bat, JT eventually was subbed out by Dave Roberts. 

The Dodgers later confirmed that he left the game with a leg contusion. Roberts said after the game that they would also be holding Turner out of the lineup on Wednesday. Most of that is precautionary, but JT was also due for a rest. 

The timing is unfortunate since the Dodgers are in the middle of a series with the Giants. It’s also bad timing since they’re dealing with injuries to Betts and Max Muncy, and Corey Seager’s status is still very much up in the air. 

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Turner had tallied 5 hits in 19 at-bats since the All-Star break. He drove in 5 runs and hit a pair of homeruns for the Dodgers as well. Roberts noted that they would likely be bringing a few position players with them on the taxi squad to prepare for the possibility of losing guys to the IL.

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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. Let’s face it here, the Dodgers just may not be able to survive this unprecedented amount of constant daily injuries. And those minor leaguers are no answer either. Look at what Zac Rex has done, enough said.

  2. The Dodgers just need to stay close until they get healthy. As to Zach Rex, he doesn’t look like he even belongs in AAA.

  3. It’s amazing the Dodgers are doing this well, given how short handed they are. Urias’ pitches tonight, and Buehler closes out the series. We could win 3 out of 4, even in our depleted state. I agree with Roberts starting out the series with Gonsolin, then going with Gray, after a Greg Counsel type opener. Now we can close the series with progressively stronger starters. Hopefully, Urias will have one of those nights where he’s really dialed in. He may get a couple hits too. I like his chances of contributing to the offense better than Bellinger’s. Buehler should get it done in the final game. He’s the most reliable and consistent starter for the Dodgers.

  4. Aww poor Justin has a boo boo and has to lay down…..he sure would never make a pro football player.. thank god for sissy ball

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