It was almost already envisioned, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed it late Wednesday night. Justin Turner injured the hamstring in an attempt to avoid a double play — it was a grade 2 tension. In addition, injury marks the end of the 2021 season for veteran third basemen.
“I think that’s fine for him.”
Albert Pujols returned to the clubhouse for moral support with Justin Turner, who was sent off due to a hamstring injury. pic.twitter.com/nlqiQ2qEA7
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Later today, the team is expected to replace the active roster Turner. Roberts mentioned Billy McKinney, Zach McKinstry, and long-shot Andy Burns as options. Doc wasn’t ready to make that decision at this point as to who would replace JT in 3B, but Cody Bellinger was in the centerfield and Albert Pujols was first base against left-handed Max Fried. I told you to take over.
Perhaps Chris Taylor will move to third base for the rest of the postseason.
Turner finished his postseason with a batting average of .200 and an OPS of .533 in nine games, both of which are the worst in his career.
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Dodgers Injury News: Justin Turner in Postseason
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