The Los Angeles Dodgers placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain Friday and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Today, the #Dodgers placed Justin Turner on the 10-day DL (right hamstring strain) and recalled Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 19, 2017
Turner injured the hamstring while trying to score from second base on a single from Yasmani Grandal in the Dodgers’ 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
As Turner rounded third, he pulled up lame and hobbled the rest of the way to the plate and was thrown out easily by Marcell Ozuna.
“The way he initially reacted, it seemed like a certain DL situation,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said to the Los Angeles Times after Thursday’s win. “But in talking to the training staff, the strength is there, which is a positive and makes me a little more optimistic.”
Entering Friday, Turner’s .379 average led National League qualified hitters, to go with a .453 on-base percentage and 17 RBIs.
The Dodgers got first baseman Adrian Gonzalez back from injury Tuesday but Turner will join fellow infielder Logan Forsythe (broken toe) on the disabled list.
Chris Taylor is likely to step in at third base in Turner’s absence, as Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley continue to man second base in Forsythe’s absence.
“It always [stinks] when one of your main guys gets hurt,” Gonzalez said. “Definitely, his production and his leadership will be missed.”
It has been a busy week for Eibner, who was optioned to Oklahoma City on Monday as Brandon McCarthy returned from the disabled list. He’s 3-for-10 with a homer and two RBIs in five games for the Dodgers this season.