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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Nats SS Turner hit by pitch, fractures finger

WASHINGTON—The Nationals are adjusting to life after Bryce Harper. They’ll have to get used to life without Trea Turner, too.

In the bottom of the first inning of a much anticipated game against the Philadelphia Phillies that was billed as Harper’s homecoming, Turner exited early with a non-displaced fracture on his right index finger. Manager Dave Martinez said there is no timetable yet for his return.

“It’s a big loss. He’s our starting shortstop. But we’ve got to keep going,” Martinez said.

The injury occurred with one out and nobody on, when Turner tried to bunt on an 0-1 offering from Phillies starter Zach Eflin. Eflin’s 92 mph fastball hit Turner on his finger, causing him to fall back onto the ground.

For those who want yet another reason why bunting is a lousy idea….

 

QLE Posted: April 03, 2019 at 03:10 AM | 7 comment(s)
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