Turner did not practice Wednesday while resting his knee after an annual spring knee lubrication injection, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The injection doesn't appear to be of any concern, as Turner undergoes the procedure every spring. He's expected to be back on the field Thursday.
Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run to help the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Giants on Friday. The 33-year-old's fifth-inning blast off Madison Bumgarner turned out to be the decisive blow in this contest, bringing his homer total up to 14 on the season. Turner has been limited to 354 at-bats due to injury in 2018, but he's put up fabulous numbers in the time he's been on the field, as he's boasting an elite .316/.409/.525 slash line.
Turner (thumb) will man third base and bat second against the Giants on Friday, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports. Turner won't miss any time after suffering a minor thumb injury during Wednesday's loss to Arizona. Dating back to Sept. 9, Turner has slashed a robust .371/.459/.565 with 10 extra-base hits and eight RBI.
Turner required an X-ray on his left thumb following the Dodgers' 7-2 loss Wednesday to the Diamondbacks, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports. Though X-rays returned negative, manager Dave Roberts said the third baseman is "a little sore." Turner, who went 1-for-4 at the plate in the loss, hurt the thumb when he fielded a hard-hit ball off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt in the fifth inning. Considering X-rays revealed no structural damage and Turner was able to shake off the injury and stay in the game, it doesn't look to be a major concern. He seems in little jeopardy of sitting out the Dodgers' three-game series in San Francisco to close out the season, especially with the team in a tight battle for both the NL West title and a wild-card spot.
Turner went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a double and a run scored Saturday against the Padres. Turner recorded only one hit, but made it a timely one, driving in two runs with his 28th double of the season in the third inning. He's been battling a wrist injury across the last week, and it has seemingly affected his performance as he has managed only three hits across 15 at-bats in that span. However, he now has extra-base hits in back-to-back games
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