Thursday July 30th, 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been released from the hospital after being treated for a leg infection, manager Don Mattingly told reporters Wednesday.

Mattingly is hopeful Turner will be able to avoid the disabled list. 

“It will be a couple days before we know,” Mattingly said, according to “At this point, we're hopeful it's just a few days. I feel like we'll know a lot more after [Thursday]. The culture takes a couple days to come back.”

Turner was hospitalized on Tuesday after a pimple on his leg became infected.

Turner is a versatile fielder who has played all four infield positions this season. He leads the team with a .323 batting average and is the Dodgers’s third-most valuable player by Baseball Reference’s WAR. His .950 OPS is 53 points higher than the career-high he set last year. 

- Dan Gartland

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