The Los Angeles Dodgers have enjoyed quite a successful spring thus far, going into Tuesday’s matchup with a record of 8-2-4.
Justin Turner has been one of the hitters in the Dodgers lineup that has begun to find his swing of late. He was hitting .333 in eight games before the matchup with the Texas Rangers on the road. The 30-year-old came up with Howie Kendrick on first base in the second inning and gave the Dodgers the early lead:
The double is Turner’s fourth of the spring, and is a good sign that the utility infielder will build on his breakout season in 2014. Turner hit .340 for the Dodgers last season in a fill-in role after making the team on a minor-league deal in the spring. He is expected to fill the same role in 2015, with possibly a few more starts coming his way at third base to ease the burden on veteran Juan Uribe.
If Turner can keep hitting like he has, the Dodgers will be glad to find him a spot in the lineup.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Mike Bolsinger