Dodgers 3B Justin Turner hospitalized with leg infection

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was in the emergency room on Tuesday with a right leg infection.
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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was in the emergency room on Tuesday with a right leg infection, reportsThe Orange County Register’s Pedro Moura.

Turner reported feeling a pimple on the leg while in New York on Sunday for the weekend finale with the Mets. He was pulled for a pinch runner in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 3–2, 10-inning loss.

The Dodgers expected the pimple to heal while the team was off on Monday and allow Turner to play Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics in Los Angeles. But the Dodgers’ medical staff determined the ailment had worsened and sent Turner to the ER.

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Manager Don Mattingly said the team hoped to know more on Turner‘s status after Tuesday night’s game. Alberto Callaspo replaced Turner in the lineup against A’s righthander Sonny Gray.

Turner is leading the Dodgers with a .323 batting average over 87 games, adding 13 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .950 OPS.

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