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.
JT will be out of the game tomorrow.
They will wait and see for Muncy tomorrow.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 21, 2021
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.
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.