Health is always a concern for the Dodgers in 2021. With so many injuries popping up throughout the year, they’ve chosen to play it safe with a lot of their guys. One guy they did that with again n Sunday was Justin Turner.
JT came off of the field with a little bit of a limp after the 2nd inning. The Dodgers’ third baseman made an incredible play ranging to his left that may have led to him tweaking something in his lower body. He was seen in the dugout with LA batting and appeared to be lobbying to stay in the game with Dave Roberts.
Turner was replaced on defense in the following inning. The Dodgers shifted Max Muncy over to third base and Albert Pujols came in to play first base. With a day off on Monday, Roberts likely just wanted to play it safe with his veteran corner infielder.
Turner left the game with the Dodgers up 3 runs against the Angels. They jumped onto rookie pitcher Reid Detmers early and did not let up. As more details on Turner come out, we will pass them along.
JT left with a groin issue.
Justin Turner left today’s game with left groin discomfort. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 8, 2021