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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Dealing with Sore Elbow

Turner was unavailable during Tuesday night’s game.

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Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner was unavailable to play during

over the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Manager Dave Roberts.

Turner is dealing with a sore elbow after getting hit by a pitch on Sunday in Colorado. He underwent an x-ray on his elbow and wrist that came back negative, according to Alanna Rizzo.

Before the game, Roberts said Turner would be available to pinch-hit. During the game, he didn’t make an appearance and after the game, Roberts changed his answer to say Turner was not available.

It’s unlikely Turner would need to go on the injured-list unless his elbow doesn’t improve or gets worse.

It is important that he is healthy down the stretch and into October as he is having another strong season, posting a .301/.386/.452 line with 9 home runs and a 126 wRC+ in 316 plate appearances.

Posted by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Blake, with the big lead in the standings that we presently enjoy, there is no reason to rush JT back into action. Let him recover fully before we unleash him. He has earned the time off. One heck of a player; a total Dodger. Go Blue!!

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