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Turner could be back for Braves series

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NEW YORK -- Justin Turner is close to being activated off the disabled list, but nothing has been decided just yet.

Turner's been on the DL since June 18 with a strained left intercostal. Before the injury he was hitting .266, with six doubles and six RBIs. Manager Terry Collins said there's a chance Turner will be back for the start of the series against the Braves on Monday.

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NEW YORK -- Justin Turner is close to being activated off the disabled list, but nothing has been decided just yet.

Turner's been on the DL since June 18 with a strained left intercostal. Before the injury he was hitting .266, with six doubles and six RBIs. Manager Terry Collins said there's a chance Turner will be back for the start of the series against the Braves on Monday.

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"There's a possibility he'll be here," Collins said. "I haven't talked to [general manager] Sandy [Alderson] about it. ... Certainly, he'll be here very soon."

Turner went 0-for-2 with a walk on Saturday night while playing for Class A Brooklyn. Over eight rehab games, Turner is hitting .280.

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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