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Injury updates: Turner, Yanks, Swanson, Bryant

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Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Justin Turner, Dodgers
Turner took a sharp Paul Goldschmidt ground ball off his left thumb during the Dodgers' 7-2 loss at Arizona on Wednesday, and the thumb was swollen after the game. X-rays came back negative, and he is considered day to day. Turner is hitting .317/.411/.520 with 13 homers in 409 plate appearances this season. He missed the first six weeks due to a broken wrist sustained on a hit-by-pitch during Spring Training. More >

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Justin Turner, Dodgers
Turner took a sharp Paul Goldschmidt ground ball off his left thumb during the Dodgers' 7-2 loss at Arizona on Wednesday, and the thumb was swollen after the game. X-rays came back negative, and he is considered day to day. Turner is hitting .317/.411/.520 with 13 homers in 409 plate appearances this season. He missed the first six weeks due to a broken wrist sustained on a hit-by-pitch during Spring Training. More >

Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres, Yankees
Gregorius has been cleared for baseball activities after having his right wrist examined by doctors. The shortstop is expected to return to the Yankees' lineup before the end of the regular season. 

In other Yanks injury news, Hicks (left hamstring tightness) said he expects to be back in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, and Torres (left hip/groin tightness) could return as soon as Thursday against the Rays after sitting out Wednesday for the second straight day. More >

Dansby Swanson, Braves
Swanson will miss the rest of the regular season with a torn ligament in his left hand, and his status for the playoffs is up in the air. The 24-year-old previously missed two weeks of action in May with left wrist inflammation, but his latest injury is in a different area. More >

Video: ATL@NYM: Swanson exits game in 2nd as a precaution

Kris Bryant, Cubs
Bryant was diagnosed with a left wrist contusion after he was hit by a Chris Archer pitch in the fourth inning of the Cubs' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. He initially remained in the game before Ian Happ took over at third in the fifth inning. X-rays on the wrist were negative, but he was held out of the lineup on Wednesday. More >

Video: PIT@CHC: Bryant gets hit on the wrist, later exits

Shohei Ohtani, Angels
After weeks of consultation following the initial recommendation of Tommy John surgery for Ohtani, the two-way star agreed to undergo the procedure during the first week of the offseason, the Angels announced Tuesday. The procedure will be performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and is expected to keep Ohtani off the mound until 2020. He's expected to return as a hitter in 2019, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be ready for Opening Day.

"We're waiting to get direction from the medical department on that, but certainly he'll be hitting before he's pitching," manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think we'll wait for Dr. ElAttrache to do the surgery, see how the rehab goes and see what that date is." More >

Video: TEX@LAA: Angels booth on Ohtani's surgery, offense

Tyler Anderson, Rockies
Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start Monday due to left shoulder soreness. Manager Bud Black said on Wednesday that the left-hander was feeling better, and though there is no timetable for his return yet, he could potentially make a short start or come out of the bullpen sometime before the regular season ends on Sunday. More >

Ryan Zimmerman, Tanner Roark and Kyle McGowin, Nationals
Zimmerman exited Wednesday's Nationals victory over the Marlins with a stiff back, but manager Dave Martinez said he should be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener vs. the Rockies in Denver. Wednesday's starting pitcher for Washington, McGowin, was making his first Major League start, and after four scoreless innings was taken out due to a blister on his pitching hand.

McGowin was starting in place of Roark, who was scratched to be with his family in Atlanta. Martinez said he will not be returning to the club for the final series of the regular season against Colorado. More >

Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
Kiermaier was hit by a Masahiro Tanaka pitch on his right foot in the first inning of Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Yankees, and an X-ray revealed a hairline fracture. The center fielder won't be back for the final four games of the season. More >

Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, White Sox
Abreu will not be returning for Chicago's final four games of the season as a result of a thigh infection. 

"The infection is healing, it's just not healing at a pace quickly enough for us to force him back into action these last five games," general manager Rick Hahn said. "We've decided for him to go home after today's game. He's not going to be in Minnesota [for the final series]."

Abreu, who also missed time earlier in the season with testicular torsion, hit .265/.325/.473 with 22 home runs in 128 games. More >
 
Garcia said he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Oct. 2 after dealing with soreness in that knee throughout this season.

"Early in the season, Opening Day, I feel something in my knee," Garcia said Tuesday. "I had been feeling something, something, something and then I started feeling my hammy because I think I was [favoring it]." More >