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Dodgers: Return Updates on Justin Turner, Pedro Baez, and Joc Pederson

Some injury and roster updates from Dave Roberts.



The Dodgers are still missing a few key pieces from their roster, but help might be on the way. Dave Roberts gave several injury updates prior to Wednesday’s game against Arizona. Doc also gave an update on Joc Pederson who has been on the paternity list. 

Justin Turner has been out since late August with a hamstring injury that landed him on the injured list. From the sound of it, the Dodgers don’t expect it to be too serious. Turner is currently running at about 50-60 percent per Dave Roberts, and he also thinks he can be back in less than a week. This weekend is still a possibility for him to get in at DH. 

Pedro Baez has been out with a groin injury since the middle of August. Baez has been progressing slowly, mostly because the Dodgers have no reason to rush him back. Roberts updated media that Baez will likely be activated in time for this weekend. 

The Dodgers had a simulation game today in which Baez threw to hitters. One of those guys was Joc Pederson, who Roberts also expects to be back bu Saturday. Joc was away on paternity leave, though he has not talked about it since it was announced this week.  

The Dodgers play two more games in Arizona before they head back home to Los Angeles. They will face off against the Houston Astros for the last time this year in what will be just a two-game series. 

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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. We need JT and Pedro big time. As far as I am concerned Pederson can stay home. Glad he is in his free agent year. Good luck finding another team that wants a sub .200 hitter with a handful of homeruns. It doesn’t help that he is lazy and doesn’t run out ground balls. See you in Triple A Joc.

    • I agree. I was disappointed they didn’t move him in the off-season, but not surprised only the Angels showed interest.

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