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Dodgers lose Turner, out several weeks with broken wrist

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffered a broken wrist after getting hit by a pitch. He suffered the injury in a spring training game on Monday night in a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

He was hit by Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman’s pitch in the first inning. As he was going back to the dugout, he was in serious pain.

Justin Turner is seen here getting ready to hit against the Chicago Cubs in a spring training game (Getty Images)

Justin Turner is seen here getting ready to hit against the Chicago Cubs in a spring training game (Getty Images)

Turner’s hand went limp by his side. A team trainer rushed to his aid, before being replaced by Donovan Solano.

“I was hoping obviously the X-rays would be negative, but there’s a small non-displaced fracture,” Turner said. “We’ll just play it by ear, see how it goes.”

Turner will be out at least several weeks with this injury. Farhan Zaidi, the Dodgers general manager, did not have an update on his potential timetable on a return.

Turner admitted that he will go to the doctor again. While there, he’s expected to learn more and the team should have an update on his return from there.

While Turner is out, the team is expected to move Logan Forsythe to third base until Turner returns. Chase Utley, or another player, could play second base while Forsythe switches position for the time being.

“We’re not as good of a team with J.T,” Zaidi said. “We do feel good about our internal options. There are guys who can move around.”

Turner, 33, had a .322 batting average with 21 home runs and 71 RBIs.

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