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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Out of Wednesday’s Lineup Versus Cubs



After leaving Monday’s game late with a quad injury, Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers lineup Wednesday.

Turner, who’s fresh off a four-year, $64 million contract extension, sits for the second time this season. He received a standard day off in the series finale against San Diego last week.

Turner is replaced by Logan Forsythe, who shifts from second to third. Chase Utley starts at second.

There’s no reason to believe the injury is serious. The Dodgers were off yesterday, and it seems like Dave Roberts may have simply elected to give Turner additional rest. It clearly isn’t as serious as Franklin Gutierrez’s hamstring injury, who was placed on the DL.

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It’s early in the season. L.A. has little reason to test any player’s tweak. An extra day off will do Turner well.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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