Turner slugged a solo home run in his only at-bat in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
The veteran third baseman went 0-for-3 with a walk in the matinee before starting the second game on the bench. He was called upon to pinch hit in the eighth inning with the Dodgers clinging to a one-run lead and slugged a solo shot to left field, though Los Angeles was unable to close out the win. Turner has been the team's most effective hitter early in the campaign, slashing .333/.415/.600 with seven home runs and 22 RBI.
Turner is not in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Turner went 0-for-3 with a walk in the afternoon contest. Edwin Rios will take over at the hot corner in his absence.
Turner went 2-for-4 with two singles in a 2-1 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday.
Continuing his scorching April, Turner singled in the first and eighth innings but was left stranded on both occasions as the Dodgers struggled to string hits together. The veteran third baseman is now slashing a robust .344/.425/1.047.
Turner went 1-for-4 with a home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Reds.
Turner launched his sixth homer of the season in the third inning , a solo shot off Sonny Gray. The veteran third baseman has hit safely in four of his last five games, though it's worth noting he hasn't recorded more than one knock since April 16 -- a span of 11 games during which he's hit just .194.
Turner isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Turner is just 4-for-24 in his last seven contests, so he'll get a night off to hit the reset button. Edwin Rios is starting at third base and will bat eighth.
Turner went 1-for-4 with a solo shot in Saturday's win over the Padres.
The right-handed hitter provided the Dodgers with more of a cushion following his solo shot off Emilio Pagan in the ninth inning. The red-hot 36-year-old veteran now has five home runs on the year and is currently slashing an impressive .426/.467/.815 in 2021.
Turner went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored Friday in an extra-innings victory over San Diego.
Turner notched his second straight three-hit game -- and fourth overall in the young season -- in the 12-inning win. He came up with a big single in the top of the ninth inning to give Los Angeles a brief one-run lead, though the Padres tied the score in the bottom of the frame to send the game into extra innings. Turner has swung a scorching bat at the start of the season, slashing .440/.482/.800 across 56 plate appearances. His 15 RBI are tied for second in the National League while his four homers are tied for sixth.
Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional RBI in a win over Colorado on Wednesday.
Turner put the Dodgers on the board in the first inning with a run-scoring single. He tacked on another run in the third with a solo shot to center field. The veteran third baseman has gotten off to a hot start to the campaign, slashing .390/.435/.732 across 46 plate appearances. Turner has also slammed three homers and driven in 10 runs.
Turner is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
The 36-year-old started the last seven games and will take a seat Tuesday after going 10-for-28 with two homers, four doubles and five RBI during that stretch. Edwin Rios will start at the hot corner in Turner's place versus Colorado.
Turner went 3-for-3 with a solo homer in Friday's 1-0 win over Washington.
Turner provided just about all the offense Friday, collecting three of the Dodgers' four hits and driving in the lone run of the contest. The 36-year-old is on fire to start the 2021 campaign with two long balls, eight RBI and a 1.179 OPS through 33 plate appearances.
Turner went 2-for-6 with a home run and an additional RBI in Monday's win over the Athletics.
Turner reached base safely in three of his six plate appearances, and the veteran third baseman has reached base on multiple occasions in three of his first four games of the campaign. He also launched his first long ball of the season.
Turner will get the day off Saturday against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Turner is expected to be managed fairly carefully this season, though he isn't the only Dodger regular to sit Saturday, as Mookie Betts will also get a rest. Edwin Rios gets the start at the hot corner.
Turner went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Friday's 11-6 win over the Rockies.
The veteran third baseman brought home one run with his second-inning double and two more with a single in the fourth, helping the Dodgers build a big early lead. Turner hasn't posted an OPS below .860 since 2016, and even at 37 years old there's no indication he's about to slow down any time soon.
Turner is noticeably slimmer this spring, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Turner has typically clocked in over 200 pounds in recent seasons, but he reportedly got down to as low as 192 pounds as the result of a diet that the veteran hopes will help make him "lighter, more mobile and more durable." Manager Dave Roberts noted that Turner has improved his defensive range as a result of the weight loss, though it remains to be seen if it will have an effect on his offense. The third baseman is slugging .278/.395/.472 with one home run and six RBI in Cactus League play.
Turner may see more down time in 2021, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Turner turned 36 in November and has missed time with injuries in each of the last four seasons, so it makes sense for Los Angeles to allot him a considerable number of off days in order to ensure his health for the team's annual postseason run. Manager Dave Roberts mentioned the desire to get Edwin Rios more opportunities at third base, and the apparent lack of a DH in the NL in 2021 means Turner won't be in the lineup most days when Rios plays, especially since Roberts also ruled out the possibility of Turner seeing time at first base.
Turner announced via his personal Twitter account Saturday he is re-signing with the Dodgers.
The 36-year-old has spent the past seven seasons in Los Angeles, and it's not a major surprise to see him returning to the team after winning the World Series in October. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Turner will receive $34 million over two years, and the deal also includes a $14 million club option for a third year. He had a .307/.400/.460 slash line with four homers, nine doubles and 23 RBI in 42 games last season, and he should continue to operate as the Dodgers' starting third baseman in 2021.
Turner was removed from Game 6 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday due to a positive test for COVID-19, per the FOX telecast.
The news comes as the Dodgers celebrate their first World Series title since 1988, putting the finishing touches on a roller-coaster 2020 season. Turner started at third base and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being replaced in the field for the start of the eighth inning for what was a previously-unknown reason. The win by Los Angeles helps MLB avoid some serious logistical problems regarding a potential Game 7.
Turner went 2-for-5 with one home run, one double, one RBI and two runs scored in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday against the Rays.
Turner provided the Dodgers with a lead they never relinquished, smacking a solo home run in the opening inning. He also played a key role in the team's rally in the third frame, doubling and also coming around to score. Turner hasn't hit particularly well throughout the playoffs, though he has an extra-base hit in each of the first three games in the World Series.
Turner went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs during Friday's win over the Angels.
Turner launched a solo blast against Andrew Heaney in the third inning, bringing the Dodgers within one run. The 25-year-old third baseman then tacked on his second homer of the night against Heaney in the fifth inning. Turner now has four home runs on the season to go with a sturdy slash line of .310/.402/.469.
Turner (hamstring) is starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Turner has been limited by a left hamstring injury recently, and he was scratched from Tuesday's lineup as a result. However, he'll return to the starting lineup Wednesday, batting third and playing third base.
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|05/15||vs MIA||W 7-0||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/14||vs MIA||W 9-6||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/12||vs SEA||W 7-1||4||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/11||vs SEA||W 6-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||@ LAA||L 1-2||3||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|05/08||@ LAA||W 14-11||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
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|2014||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||2||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||--||0||0||.200||.429||.200|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||1||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||--||--||0||0||.333||.333||.333|
|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||2||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||--||0||0||.000||.143||.000|