Justin Turner released from hospital, Dodgers hope he avoids DL
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