Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Marlins. The double was Turner's fourth in his last five games, but otherwise he's been sluggish since coming off the injured list last week, slashing .243/.282/.351 with two steals, two RBI and four runs. The shortstop also committed two errors Friday, suggesting rustiness is an issue with his glove as well as his bat. Turner should snap out of it sooner or later, but his abbreviated rehab assignment -- he played only two games at High-A after missing six weeks with a broken finger -- is having an impact.
Turner went 2-for-5 with a stolen base Friday night against the Cubs. Turner led off the game with a single up the middle, and he picked up another single in the sixth inning. He would then swipe second base before getting stranded on a double play to end the frame. Friday marked Turner's fifth game of the 2019 season, as he's finally returned to health following six weeks on the injured list due to a broken right index finger.
Turner (finger) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday. Turner had a two-game rehab stint at High-A Potomac earlier in the week, clearing the way for his return after missing the last six weeks with a fractured finger. The 25-year-old played in only four games before suffering the injury on a hit-by-pitch, and will slot into the leadoff spot in his first game back with the Nationals, per Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic.
Turner (finger) left his rehab assignment at High-A Potomac and rejoined the Nationals for a workout Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Turner's return to Washington wasn't believed to be the result of any setback he incurred with his fractured finger, so it could signal that the team intends to activate him from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's series opener with the Cubs. The Nationals will presumably assess Turner's condition during the workout before determining whether he's ready to rejoin the big club or if he's in need of more at-bats on the farm. Turner played nine innings at shortstop on back-to-back days at Potomac, going 1-for-8 with a walk and four strikeouts between the two contests.
Turner (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports Turner has been out six weeks with a broken index finger. The length of his rehab assignment isn't currently known, but he appears to be closing in on a return to Washington.
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