Justin Turner released from hospital, Dodgers hope he avoids DL

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 ESPN.com. “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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